AMCC WEEKLY UPDATE.
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM!!!
Ndunyu Chege Primary School where our class 4-7 pupils are learning have a feeding program. This is a contribution made by parents or guardians whereby each pupil is supposed to pay kshs. 230/= per month. This is the number of pupils we have per class in Ndunyu Chege Primary School:
(a)Class 4 we have 3 pupils.
(b) Class 5 we have 6 pupils.
(c) Class 6 we have 2 pupils.
(d) Class 7 we have 3 pupils.
In total we have 14 pupils, each payingkshs.230/=.This interpreted means kshs.230/= x14 pupils per month = Kshs.3,220/= per month. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays they normally take Githeri (a mixture of maize (corns) and beans),and on Wednesdays and Fridays they normally take rice and beans. Let us all continue to pray for God’s provisions for all things are possible with Him.
BUSINESS TRAINING COURSE
Rev. John (CEO) has started doing a course on Business Administration and management at Thika Institute of Business Studies. This is from Monday 10Th October 2011, so it is one week now. The first three subjects he has and is doing are:
(a) Strategic management
(b) Business law
The CEO says that he is enjoying it, and he is benefiting so much from this as he continues to lead and work in AMCC. This is a great sacrifice seeing to it that he has a lot to do for his family, himself, the extended family and for AMCC family, and so he needs a lot of prayers. We ask all the AMCC partners, friends to stand with him in prayers, that God may continue to strengthen, refresh, and enable him in all that he is doing.
We thank God that since last week it has been raining all through, because we are in a rainy season. The children and the staff are very happy that the house is not leaking. In the previous rented building at Kimata, all- most all the rooms were leaking, which was very discouraging, but now we are rejoicing, that nobody is waking up at night to remove the water.
At Kimata, whenever it started to rain we were calling on our friends and partners to pray that it stops to rain. We thank God that we had build the chicken house where we moved into, in early September this year due to three reasons:
(1) The chicken business failed due to circumstances explained in an earlier posting.
(2) The landlady increased rent so high and the houses were leaking and un-repaired.
(3) The Public Health Officer demand that the house be repaired but the landlady refused, the Public Health Officer warned of a closure of the building.
We thank all those who donated towards the building of the chicken project and all those who has continued to donate for school fees, salaries, Rev. John’s back treatment, and all Rev. John’s Business Course Training, cooking oil, laundry soap and maize (corn) flour for posho meal. Let us all continue in thanksgiving, hope, faith and prayer.
There is a desperate effort to save the plummeting currency, which is making life difficult for most Kenyans. There are two forces pulling the shilling; the supply and demand forces. Last week CBK ( Central Bank of Kenya) raised its lending rates by 400 basis points to 11 per cent in an effort to discourage borrowing from banks and cool demand, check inflation and stabilize the shilling. However, the shilling continued to sink for the fourth day, running to the new record low
The shilling slide to sh107 to the dollar, its worst performance ever. The currency has now lost a third of its value. At sh107, the shilling has fallen to 33 per cent this year, in what has earned it a spot among the worst performing currencies in the world.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers is also warning it will pass on the additional costs associated with the weak shilling to consumers, a situation that could further complicate CBK efforts to stop inflation. Kenyans will continue to feel the effects of the depreciating shilling, high interest rates and runaway inflation for the next six months. Food and fuel account 68 per cent of inflation, which now stands at 17 per cent.(Daily Nation, Wednesday Octomber 12,2011,pages 1 and 2)This affects the AMCC negatively in that, AMCC is a non-profit making organization. It relies on donor’s donation and well-wishers to meet all the basic needs of the children at AMCC. When the price goes up, we (AMCC) feel the pinch just like any other Kenyan. This is because as the prices get increased, the donation does not increase, and so we get stuck. But we hope and trust in a mighty God, who is able to give all good things to his people, and thank Him for the far that he has taken AMCC. Let us all pray for Kenya and AMCC.
Sis. Ruth Mwangi