Kenyan Women Working Hard yet Facing Many Challenges
We're thankful that all the women in the women's groups are working very hard to meet their financial targets for their bank opening in September! They are also seeking to get training in poultry keeping to improve their income-generating capabilities. Please pray this will be possible.
However, they are facing many challenges:
"We need prayers because it is summertime and it's very dry in Kibwezi!" (SE Kenya) To get water, some of the women are having to walk 6 to 10 kilometers." (3.7 - 6.2 miles)
Please continue to pray for the women as they are working very hard to reach their annual targets to pool funds for water tanks by September 2018.
Material goods have become very expensive. "Members of the women's groups depend on their shambas (family farms) and this year they have no food. They have to buy food to feed their families. The struggle is tough," said Regina, the Regional Program Manager for the Malili region.
Also, a big challenge is a good market for them to sell their farm products. Recently, the markets have gone down and selling their items has become more difficult.
Also, many families have been sick with the 'flu and coughing recently, and prices have gone up, for medicines as well.
Please pray that God will give them the strength, faith, and wisdom to face all these challenges.