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Summer 2007 news update

Summer is here and all those associated with Staff of Hope are busy working on our mission of alleviating the ills of poverty in East Africa. We wanted to give you a quick update on some of the activities we’ve been engaged in with the assistance of your prayers and support. As always please let us know if you have and questions or suggestions by replying to this note.

Did You Know?

According to the Hudson Institute’s Index of Global Philanthropy 2007, private donations from the US in 2005 for the developing world outpaced official government aid by more than 3 times.

Water Well Drilling

Our drill team has been busy.  We have completed our ninth well and started on the tenth. This ministry, where Staff of Hope started its work, has expanded in capability and will soon add a second drilling rig to its inventory. To date, through your generous support, over 3000 people now have access to clean water for drinking, irrigation of crops, and support of livestock. This program has not only provided for the basic health needs of these 9 communities, but also supports numerous schools, orphanages and medical facilities.

Oloile Secondary School

God has truly blessed the school and the entire community of students, parents, and teachers. Since opening its doors in January of this year, the Oloile school currently has 212 students enrolled and employs a staff of 16. Despite only being open for a short time, Oloile already offers a robust choice of extracurricular activities in addition to a full academic curriculum. Available to students are clubs for scouting, choir, Christian studies, and athletics including soccer and track and field. Two girls from the track team recently competed in regional competition and qualified for the Kenyan nationals.

Karero Clinic

Through partnership with the Kenyan government and members of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church of Thousand Oaks California, Staff of Hope has begun construction on a health clinic to service the community of Karero. Karero is a remote community in southern Kenya. Without access to paved roads, Karero is a remote community where the presence of a health clinic will have a great impact on the lives of those there. You can learn more about this project here.

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