ESCONDIDO, CA - On Tuesday morning, March 6th, 2018 Africa Thriving delivered a truck load of food and water to Risa Primary School. The closest clean water source to the school is over 6 kilometers away. The school is equipped with two 10,000 liter tanks that catch rain water during the rainy season. East Africa is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in human history which has made the entire community of Risa very vulnerable to famine.
Today's delivery included 5 (90kg) bags of maize, 4 (90kg) bags of beans, 3 (20kg) bags of rice, 20 liters of cooking oil and 10kg of salt.
The delivery was made by the Africa Thriving Regional Director for Maasailand, Pastor Daniel Soope. "The children were so happy to see the truck arrive at the school because many of them have not had any food for several days."
Africa Thriving began delivering food and water to the school in September of 2016. The student enrollment at that time was 122. Now there are over 500 students enrolled in the school. Not only is this food nourishing their bodies but they are also receiving a quality education under the leadership of the School Principle, James Musukeri. Pastor Daniel recorded this video of James Musukeri just moments after the delivery was made earlier today.
Africa Thriving was able to do this food distribution because of the generosity of our donors. Our monthly donors are the individuals that are transforming their dollars into love that will help lead Risa from surviving into thriving. The Upendo Team is the name given to our monthly donors that make these deliveries possible. Please consider joining our Upendo team and put your love into action. No amount is too small to make a big impact.