Newsletter July 2012

Janet sent the container in November 2011. He didn't arrive until January 2012. Unfortunately a little late, so Janet had to stay in Kenya for a month longer to hand out all collected goods. Fortunately, Janet and her helpers were able to hand out everything in time.

First Janet visited the grandmothers. These women often have to take care of their grandchildren because their children have died.

Janet goes to another village every year to hand out clothes. This time a village under the responsibility of Paul, one of rigii's employees in Kenya.

The work does not only include bringing goods. That became painfully clear when we met a girl who was abused by her father in this village. She is now safely accommodated in a special shelter. The foundation has taken it upon itself that she can go back to school.

Another girl has taken care of the foundation. She lived with her grandmother and uncle together but didn't have a house to live. Janet had the situation checked out by the employee on the ground and the circumstances were sad. That's why this girl is the youngest daughter of the RIGII Children Foundation.

This year, the employees also visited primary school where all children who support the foundation receive education. This time beautiful computers could be distributed. Now the children of group 1t/m 8 have computer lessons.

Of the many things the foundation has received, the children could be made happy with balls and notebooks and toothbrushes and so on. It was a celebration for both the children and the teachers and the staff of the foundation.

We have another volunteer in Kenya and we come to three.

With this good news we end this newsletter. We hope to have given you enough information to feel connected to our work. In November 2011, Janet send the container to Kenya. It arrived in January 2012. Unfortunately a little too late so Janet had to stay a month longer in Kenya to distribute all the collected goods. Fortunately, Janet and her helpers were able to distribute everything on time.

Janet first went to visit the grandmothers. These women often have to care for their grandchildren because their children are deceased..

Every year Janet goes to another village to hand out clothes. This time a village that falls under the responsibility of Paul, one of the employees of RIGII in Kenya.

The work not only involves distributing goods. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable. She is now safely housed in a special reception. The foundation has taken it upon themselves that she can return to school.

The foundation has taken care of another new girl. She lived with her grandmother and uncle together but had no house to live in. Janet discussed the situation with the employees in the village and discovered the circumstances were sad. Therefore this girl is the youngest daughter of the RIGII Children Foundation.

This year, the staff also visits the elementary school where all children that the foundation supports are educated. This time there the foundation gave them computers. Now the children of group 1 till 8 are given computer classes.

Of the many things that the foundation has received the children could be made happy with balls and notebooks and toothbrushes and so on. It was a feast for both the children and teachers and employees of the foundation.

We have another volunteer in Kenya so now we are with three.

With this good news we will end this newsletter. We hope to have given you enough information to feel connected to our work.

Visit Janet to Kenya

Janet was in Kenya for a month this year. She worked hard for the foundation there. She brought computers to the schools and clothes to the people who need it.

In Kenya, she has embarked on a new project, namely to support widows who have to take care of their own children and grandchildren. That support means they get a small loan to buy a chicken or goat. With that chicken, the widow can provide for his own maintenance by selling the eggs. Or by selling milk from the goat. This allows you to start your own business. When it goes well, the loan is paid back without interest.  This project is a support for a project that a group of 25 women had already started. They have officially registered as an organisation with their own bank account and all participants have entered into a contract. Because these women are poor and only have a small amount, Janet wants to invest in this for a better result.

On the outing trip, Janet got to know a German man she told about the work on the plane. This entrepreneur, Peter Lazarus, was on his way to Kenya to visit his girlfriend and was raised with Janet for three days. He helped hand out the clothes and bring the computers to the schools. He was very happy to see Kenya in a different way than as a tourist.

Due to the bad weather, the dirt road had turned into a mud pool. As a result, the car couldn't brake anymore and we got an accident. Fortunately, it remained in material damage.

Once back in the Netherlands, Janet couldn't sit still and started a stand on braderieen. With the sale of the handmade items from Kenya, she called attention to the work of the foundation. She could tell a lot about her work and with the help of girlfriend Helen and sister-in-law Trudy many items were sold for the benefit of the foundation. It was a great success.

Janet can't do her job without the help of people around her.

John works at Albert Heyn XL in Tilburg. Because he gives the foundation a warm heart, he has arranged that the clothes that are not sold there go to the foundation.

Marco, Janet's neighbor installs new computers at companies and institutions for his work. He takes the old one for Janet's project in Kenya.

All the items collected go back to Kenya in December in a large container.

Photos and video recordings of the projects can be seen on this website. Janet was in Kenya for one month this year. one month this year in Kenya. There, she worked really hard for the foundation. She has brought computers to the schools and clothing to those who need it.

In Kenya, she started a new project, namely to support widows who need to take care of their own children and grandchildren. This support means that they get a small loan to buy a chicken or goat. With this chickens or goats the widows can support themselves by selling the eggs, or by selling goat's milk. That way they can start a small business. If they earn enough they pay back the loan without interest. This project is supporting another project which a group of 25 women had already started. They officially registered as an organization with its own bank account Also all the participants have signed a contract. Because these women are poor and only need a small amount of money, Janet wants to invest in a better future for them.

On the way the to Kenya Janet with a German man in the plane who she told about her work in Kenya. This entrepreneur, Peter Lazarus, was going to Kenya to visit his girlfriend and spend three days with Janet.He helped distributing the clothes and the computers. He was very happy to see Kenya in a different way than a tourist.

Because of the bad weather the road had turned into mud. The car Janet was driving with wasn't able to slow down because of this and they had an accidant. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Once Janet was back in the Netherlands she couldn't and started to sell handmade products from Kenya at fairs. This way she asked attention for the foundation. She was able to tell a lot about the work of the foundation. And with the help from friend Helen and sister Trudy, many items were sold to benefit the foundation. It was a big success.

Janet can't do all this without the help of those around her.

John works at Albert Heyn XL in Tilburg. Because he cares about the foundation, he arranged that the clothes they didn't sell, will go to the foundation.

Marco, a neighbor of Janet installs new computers for his job at companies and institutions. He takes the old ones with hum for Janet's project in Kenya.

All items that are collected will go to Kenya in December in a large container.

Photographs and video recordings of the projects are shown on this website.

New website online

Our new website is online! As of today you can read everything about our foundation and of course stay up to date with the latest developments. Our new website is online! Since today here you can read everything about our foundation and ofcourse stay up to date with the latest developments.