Mulandi lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include carrying water, gardening and caring for children. There are 7 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.
Soccer, playing with cars and playing group games are Mulandi's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Your love and support will help Mulandi to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Mulandi lives in the hillside community of Ngaamba, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group and most commonly spoken language is Kamba.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, cassava, beef, rice, potatoes and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid fever, amoeba infections and colds. Most adults in Ngaamba are unemployed but some work as farmers and earn the equivalent of $13 per month. This community needs income-generating activities training and recreation facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of St. James ACK Ngaamba Child Development Center to provide Mulandi with Bible teaching, health screening, group games, field trips, school uniforms skills training, educational materials and letter writing and reading classes. The center staff will also provide seminars for the parents or guardians of Mulandi.
North of the equator, Kenya is hot and dry. South of the equator are the humid coast, the temperate highlands and tropical Lake Victoria. Volcanic mountains and the Great Rift Valley occupy the west. Although the highlands around Nairobi are fertile, only 11 percent of Kenya's land is farmed.
The majority of rural farmers and herders represent more than 40 ethnic groups. Forty-five percent are Protestant, 33 percent are Catholic, 10 percent are Muslim and the rest practice indigenous beliefs. English and Swahili are the official languages. Compassion works mostly in south-central Kenya.
Before the coming of the Europeans, Kenya was peopled by waves of cattle-herding African clans. The coastal areas were also home to Arab traders. The Portuguese, Dutch and British, who gained control in 1896, later targeted this trade. During World War I, Kenya served as a British base of operations against the Germans in East Africa. After the Kikuyu-led Mau Mau Rebellion of the early 1950s, Kenya gained independence in 1963 and Jomo Kenyatta became its leader.
Self-rule continued in 1978 when President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi took power in a constitutional succession. President Moi stepped down in December of 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai Kibaki was elected president for a five-year term. He was re-elected in 2007 after controversial elections that resulted in violence, leaving over 1,000 people dead. A coalition government was formed, putting a halt to the violence.
Map of Kenya
Child's Location: Southeast of Nairobi