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MUKAA FALL NEWSLETTER

THE MUKAA CAMPUS TRANSFORMATION:

The Transformation of the Mukaa Campus is underway! For those of you who have visited Mukaa in the past, you will be amazed at the changes that are happening on the grounds of the home. A plan for capital improvement has begun thanks to a personal fund-raising campaign by one of our sponsor families.


Some of the projects that have already occurred or are in the process include:


  • Demolition and removal of the old office complex, the manager's house, and the accountant's house (all condemned due to mold and termite damage).


  • Leveling of lots for the construction of a new manager's house, a new guest house, and a new staff house (duplex) to house the accountant and social worker, (this project is nearing completion).


  • The construction of 2 new staff apartments on the top floor of the boy's dorm (This project has been completed and is currently housing the Manager and his family and the Accountant and his wife).


  • The building of a new retaining wall behind the girls' dorm and a much-improved clothes washing station for the girls (completed).



  • The building of a new boys' bathroom (completed).


We are so excited to see the incredible changes as the campus gets this much-needed facelift which will better support the needs of the children and staff. Our Manager Amos has been pleased with the construction progress and the upgrades are appreciated by everyone. 


NEW WALKWAY BEHIND THE GIRLS DORM TO THE NEW LAUNDRY WASH CENTER


NEW BOY'S BATHROOM


NEW DUPLEX STAFF HOUSING


TABITHA (THE HOME'S SOCIAL WORKER) AND HER CHILDREN IN FRONT OF THEIR NEW HOME



SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS

The Mukaa greenhouse and gardens continue to produce an abundance of fresh vegetables that are used daily in preparing meals for the children and staff. Tomatoes, kale, onions, corn, and potatoes are staples. The Home recently expanded their garden - we can't wait to watch this garden grow.


Unfortunately, the maintenance of the chicken and the dairy cow projects became financially unsustainable, so it was decided the home would no longer raise poultry or livestock. While we were sad to see these projects end, we appreciate the fiscal responsibility shown with Mukaa resources.


EXPANDED GARDEN


MUNYAO WITH HOMEGROWN SPINACH




STUDENT NEWS

As the end of October approaches, many of the students are preparing for the yearly national standardized testing. This is always a big event in their school ranking and future school placement. Please pray the students will do their best as they continue to study and prepare for these exams. 


Also, we want to congratulate Vaati Mativo, a Mukaa child since 2009. Vaati just completed her nursing degree from the Kijabe College of Health Sciences. Her eventual goal is to become a nurse anesthetist. Thank you to her longtime sponsors who have provided financial and prayer support to make this dream possible. 

NURSE VAATI MATIVO



OTHER NEWS

Mukaa continues to be responsible for 122 children (9 in need of sponsorship). Meeting the physical and educational needs of so many is always at the forefront (clothing, meals, skinned knees, toothaches, tutoring, school fees, etc). However, even more challenging is handling the daily emotional and social needs that can come with any "family" especially one composed of children with a background of trauma and fear. We are encouraged to hear of the extra training the Mukaa staff continues to receive to help with difficult situations and how they use their special devotional times with the children and one another to bring God's Word to life in everyday circumstances.


NEW CHILDREN TO THE HOME

We welcomed 2 sweet sisters, Nduku (age 8) & Katile (age 5), to Mukaa in Sept. as tragic family circumstances brought them in need of rescue. See more of their story and those of others who need sponsors by clicking this link:



NDUKU - Age 8


KATILE - Age 5



PRAYER REQUESTS:

We would appreciate your prayers for Mukaa, for all who call it home, and for all who provide wonderful support throughout the year.


Please join us in praying for:


  • wisdom, strength, and encouragement from the Lord for our staff who manage the many daily complex situations and responsibilities in caring for the children.


  • our final exam candidates in Grade 6, Standard 8 and High School form 4. Pray for calm and prepared hearts and minds as they sit for these exams.


  • our children with special needs and the services they need (physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual). Pray especially for Michael Dearnley as his health has not been good.


  • provision for sponsors for all of our children (we currently have 9 children in need of a sponsor).


  • the continued necessary funding to meet the educational needs of our children.



  • the campus improvement projects currently underway. May this work go smoothly, safely, and stay on budget as we want to be good stewards of the monies so graciously given.

THANKS FOR LISTENING




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