National President, Lisa Brinkmann and Treasurer and International Rep, Ted Wilke visited our Kolping brothers and sisters in Kenya to see, firsthand, the impact our Lenten Project has had on their well -being. As a gesture of appreciation, Kolping Kenya has sent the following vidoes of fellow Kolping Kenyan members expressing their gratitude for the partnerhips we’ve forged:
If you would like to view pictures from Lisa and Ted’s trip, there are 4 vinettes posted to youtube.com under Kolping USA. Click here for a quick link to the Kolping USA YouTube site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkxGoPDFxFRZ4x0srPJjJTQ
DAIRY GOAT REPORT; FOR THE YEAR 2019
PROJECT SUPPORTED BY, KOLPING AMERICA
Dairy goat project has been a key project in Kolping Kenya. Many Kolping families have lived to appreciate the project for its immense benefits. All the beneficiaries are now able to get goat milk, which is well preferred in Kenya because of its nutritional content. Again the project has enabled Kolping families to get goat manure, which they use in growing of vegetables using the current planting bags known as Vertical Bags.
The project was started in December 2017 and 240 Kolping members have benefited:
2017 — Ndonyo Salbuk, Ndulya, Mwea, Kilimambogo — 75 goats issue
2018 — Kagumo, Kamuiri, Mawego, Ramba — 53 goats issued
2019 — Siranga, Ukwala, Mundika, Omiro —112 goats issued
From 2017, majority of the goats have given birth and the total number of Beneficiaries has increased from 240 to 370. Normally when a goat gives birth, the first two kids are passed on to other members before the beneficiary assumes ownership. Each Kolping family has a committee of three members in charge of the project. The committee visits each beneficiary twice a month and gives a report during Kolping family meetings, which is later shared to the national office. Every two months, the Project Officers visits all the Kolping families running the project, for monitoring purposes.
The project is being carried out in Nairobi, Nyeri and Kisumu zones. We are planning to roll out the project in Taita taveta in Mombasa zone. All Kolping families are really grateful and Kolping Kenya wishes to extend their gratitude to Kolping America.
Below is documentation of the purchase of goats with corresponding receipts:
Photos were taken during the issuing of the goats in different Kolping families.