||HOUSE REPAIRS AND SUPPLIES FOR AGNES
We first met Agnes when we came to see the garden that Isaya had created for her. Agnes is deaf and mute. She communicates through a modified sign and definitely gets her ideas across.
Agnes’ story includes the death of 7 of her 8 children. She was a third wife and after her husband died the first 2 wives took much of her land. She has no contact with her one surviving child.
She was worried for her security at night. Her few belongings were strewn around her house and grounds and mostly useless. Pots had rusted holes, her mud home was termite infested, her door insecure, lights not working, plastic plates and cups had been eaten away by rats and that’s just for starters.
Thanks to SOCKS donations, Agnes’ home had it’s inside dung walls stripped, floors levelled with gravel, concrete laid on the oor and all interior and exterior walls, electrical wiring fixed and individual switches installed. She was given extra bulbs, matches, strong steel door with a window and padlock, 2 real windows with glass, (replacing open holes with heavy wooden shutters), repaired chairs and table, new pots, kettle, utensils, plates, cups, food, oil, blankets and a big metal box to store and lock away her belongings .
Thanks to Isaya’s organization, contacts and the support of another of former student, Apsolon, workers were found, supplies bought and Agnes’ living conditions and security has improved tremendously.
Support from generous donations to SOCKS Canada – priceless!
The ‘seed and garden’ project is the newest SOCKS undertaking. One of our board members, who has taught in Kenya, keeps in contact with a former student named Isaya. He is educated and has experience in agriculture. He has always wanted to be a farmer.