Moses in May 2009

While in Kenya our Programmes Coordinator Laura Patterson was lucky enough to fit in a visit to see Moses. If you remember we were first introduced to Moses last year by filmmaker and photographer Phill Prendeville who was there to shoot footage for ChildFund. You can read his post about the desperate condition Phill found Moses in here. We also had an update on Moses’ progress from ChildFund Kenya’s Sponsor Relations Officer in Emali, Violet Lukale a few months later.

The change in Moses over the past year has been profound as the photos that Laura took in November attest to.

Moses in November 2009

Laura describes meeting Moses:

Healthier looking Moses and his grandmother

We passed by Moses’ house on our way to a water point, so I was able to visit with him. He and his grandmother were so happy! They send New Zealand their thanks and greetings.

Moses is looking well as he has been attending the health clinic regularly. He has just had a small operation on his eye and probably needs to get glasses, which ChildFund will pay for.

Moses is receiving food at school through ChildFund.  Because he has regular food and healthcare Moses is much more active and able to concentrate in school now. He enjoys playing football and learning religious class.

His grandmother has planted maize and it’s starting to grow. When we got there his grandmother was weeding in the garden, so that’s a good sign!

It just goes to show that even in the most desperate situations there is always hope – and with a little help from generous Kiwis and the determination of our dedicated ChildFund staff and the community, we can realise that hope and build a better future for our children.

Lining up for porridge

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