22 06, 2019

SELF RELIANCE ACHIEVED – an update on Ronnie, our man in Uganda

2019-06-22T15:22:27+00:00 June 22nd, 2019|Food, Support, Volunteers|

The crop of maize that Ronnie planted earlier in the year has now been harvested and together with the latest supply of bricks that Ronnie made, they have been able to build up their house to the next level. Ronnie tells us “I think for now we are going to leave it there for a [...]

7 06, 2019

Saving the planet one container at a time

2019-06-06T12:41:45+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Donations, Food|

Experimental Garden This is the Reach the Children Kenya experimental garden next to its maize production mill facility. Justus Suchi has a passion for improving the variety of locally grown food to provide better nourishment to children and families in the community. His irrepressible desire to better the lives of impoverished rural children has [...]

18 04, 2019

Suchi – our man in Kenya

2019-04-18T22:24:21+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Food, Support, Volunteers|

This is Justus Suchi, the Country Director of Reach the Children Kenya, who has dedicated twenty years of service to the communities of western Kenya. Here he is demonstrating container gardening, showing how vegetables can be successfully grown in discarded plastic containers. Lecturing throughout the area he stimulates local families to try new varieties [...]

11 10, 2018

Fruity Blog from Luwero

2018-10-11T16:33:34+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Food, Water Collection|

Can you identify these trees and their fruit? All these fruit trees grow abundantly on Reach the Children Uganda’s Luwero Centre. The children in the local community pick and eat the fruit as they wait for their water containers to fill up with clean water. The recently completed borehole provides lots of clean water [...]

19 06, 2018

M-PESA

2018-06-19T11:50:53+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Food|

Reach the Children Kenya adopts a world beating phone payment system, M-PESA, to let customers pay for the premium maize flour freshly ground at its new posho mill in Kakamega, Western Kenya. M-PESA is the world’s first mobile money system and is a wholly Kenyan invention. M-PESA is used by 17 m Kenyans, about [...]

20 05, 2017

Grandmas’ Gardens

2017-06-02T13:18:51+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Food, Funding, Schooling, Support|

Grandmas’ Gardens is a unique programme developed by Reach the Children UK.  Grandmothers are the de facto caregivers in Africa to their grandchildren whose parents have become victims of HIV AIDS.  They are often left with no land or income and precious few material possessions to feed, clothe and educate their grandchildren.  Reach the [...]

28 04, 2017

Posho Mill

2017-06-02T13:18:08+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Food, Funding|

A generous donor paid for and installed a mill used in the grinding of maize to make maize flour, a staple food for most rural Africans. Initially located in the suburbs of Nairobi, it is shortly to be moved to Western Kenya, in the heart of maize growing areas, where it will provide the [...]