Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Solar Lamp Distribution Ceremony June 2016


The Nyakinyua Community Empowerment Program team was informed of the following: Nairobi, Kenya branch of Sunny Money Solar Aid no longer stocks/sells the DLight S2 Solar Lamps that we purchased for the students at Dagoretti Nyakinyua Primary School, Molo, Kenya in 2014.  However, they did provide us with a discount on ‘JSL01,’ which is an alternative that is similar to the S2.  The ‘JSL01’ Solar Lamp comes with standard, as well as, additional features:

  • Up to 8 hours LED lighting
  • Integrated Solar Panel
  • 360 degree rotation
  • Portable
  • Water resistant
  • Safe, clean 
As stated in our previous update, we are pleased and very grateful to report to you that, with the help of our very generous Contributors, we raised enough money to purchase lamps for the entire Candidate Class (67 students), as well as, 33 lamps that will go to the next class behind the Candidate Class.  That’s a total of 100 lamps.  We have raised a total of $880 U.S. dollars.

  • JSL01 Solar Lamp - $7.00 (each)
  • Lamps Purchased – 100 (6 cartons)
  • Transport Cost ($20/carton) (from Nairobi to Molo)
  • Go Fund Me Fee – $38
  • Total Funds Used - $858 U.S. dollars
  • Funds Leftover - $22 U.S. dollars

***Leftover funds will be used to purchase vegetable seeds for the school campus farm.  The cost to deliver 3 additional lamps would exceed the amount we have leftover.
Obviously, the Nyakinyua Community Empowerment Program team did not reach our goal to raise $4256 that was required to purchase Solar Lamps for the 912 students/560 Nyakinyua households. BUT, we are forever THANKFUL for the lamps we have been able to purchase for students, with the help of a few generous contributors and of course through our own efforts and donations. 
Every step forward is always a step in the right direction. 
Our objective has always been to empower the students of Dagoretti Nyakinyua Primary School and the Nyakinyua community.   Any funding shortages we have encountered along the way have only served as opportunities for participating students to enhance crop production/sales from on-campus farming.  
Hard-working student farmers turned their club into a profit-making agribusiness.

Agribusiness Club participants are quickly learning that they will need to increase crop production in order to increase their crop sales.  Increase in sales equals Increase in profits.  Increased profits equals more Solar Lamps for Dagoretti Nyakinyua Primary School.  

THANK YOU Generous Contributors!
  • Angela Holloway
  • Johnna Mason
  • ZaZa Geordon
  • Marcia Coleman
  • Mary Peeples
  • Alicia Singleton
  • Jennifer Franklin
  • Martha Kimbrough
  • Swayzene Douglas
  • Kent Williams
  • Jlin
  • Bisnah Kiwara
  • Donna Patton
Again, we wish to give our sincerest THANK YOU to Dagoretti Community Empowerment Program team (Bisnah Kiwara,Donna Patton, and Jlin) and to every other person who contributed their funds to help us purchase JSL01 Solar Lamps for 100 of the 912 students at Dagoretti Nyakinyua Primary School, in Molo, Kenya.  You made a huge difference, and your love and support for the Students and Community of Nyakinyua means so very much to all of us.

Peace and blessings,
Donna Patton

Nyakinyua Rise!                     
Dagoretti Nyakinyua Primary School
c/o Bisnah Kiwara, Teacher/School Administrator/NCEP Manager
P.O. BOX 438
Molo, Kenya 20106

Abrah-Cove Publishing  
Donna Patton, 
NCEP Director & Principle Donor
Indiana,  USA

Jlin  (USA)