Tumaini Youth Center in conjunction with the Colorado Mission Committee are exited to announce our new small agricultural project aimed at providing the center with more sustainable food. As the marginalized here in the U.S. experience, many Kenyan’s are experiencing food insecurities caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Food prices have skyrocketed, and certain items are unattainable. Our team at Tumaini Youth Center has proposed to add 100-200 chicks and a new milk cow to enhance the children’s daily diets.
The Tumaini Team’s Eliud sent us his assessment of what would be needed to enhance their current agricultural program in order to combat food shortages.
Hello CMC team,
Good to hear from you. Coming up with a coop structure would not be a problem. We will use local materials here to set up a small building. We are also thinking of starting small as we grow the project. We could consider starting with 100 to 200 chicks. One-month old chick is ideal, and it would cost $4.
In regard to cows, we will also set up a small dairy structure to accommodate two to three good quality milk cows. The board is ready to come up with this structure. A good productive breed would cost $1000. After consolidating sales of the cows that we have now, we hope to be able to raise funds that can help us to secure one good milk cow and probably remain with some change to help with purchase of feed. We are all excited about these two small projects. Thank you for your prayers and consideration.
Yours in Christ’s service,