“This  are the two chain link pipes and poles for doing fencing and piping

Grope members appreciating  the achievement of the project

The members very busy preparing the land.

They  are now watering the  seedbed

 Some members weeding the seedbed

Holding varieties of crops transplanted to the main seedbed

 Sarah Ombat  second from right, with some members  during her visit at La’unica. ” Catherine Mwaura

Following text is written by me, Pappa Hans:

Thank you parents for your teaching values for life you have payed things forward. Through the vision for a PA and trusting in Mai Ini through the microloan of 1100 SEK, a “pole for fishing” is provided, as you yourrself put it a year ago.

Thank you Mai Ini women for your example on deeds and work.

Noone can do it all, but all can do something.

The children of La Unica will one day know what you have done more clearly and pay it forward.

Launica center during a trip to Olkaria dam for elctricity  in  Riftvalley, Kenya

The last picture reminds us of the value of electricity. The building of dams for electricity is important, but even more is to find oneself supporting ones familiy.

The UBUNTU fund, being established by Östermalmskyrkan in Kristianstad, Sweden is a reminder that the work moves on. True sustainable development.

Combining families in whole sale buying of Solarlamps, reducing Kerosene use through microcredit. Update to follow before Christmas

Pappa Hans explaining the setup in a video

So what is the club of 10 USD?

For success in charity and development some things needs to be met

–          A good idea is needed.

–          A strong organization to be both trusted and able

–          Innovations of change will have to be available

–          A plan to make it work through routines

This is Kenya, at the equator, All dark after seven o’clock at night. These people get their light at night through kerosene lamps. The pay about 1,5 USD a week for this light. It’s a dangerous light, expensive and not environmental friendly. Families with a solarlamp instead of kerosene lamp save money every week.

Now  the idea is to replace these kerosene lamps with solar.

There is Solar and LED technology today, but the lamps are mainly sold to middle class people, people with cash.

Microcredit done in a good manner is possible People need to know one another to make the best out of microcredit. Less problems, more safe.

These families do trust AL Unica child care centre and the leadership through the Mai Ini women group. La Unica child care centre has been working well for more than ten yrs

Now the scheme and plan is to provide 75% of the initial development funds for 120 lamps

750 USD is what the families can provide in cash themselves initially. 2250 USD is needed for the microcredit part. Only 1200 USD remains to be found. With 120 families this means 10 USD dollars a lamp still unsponsored as of sep 2012.

Last year 120 lamps where provided through smartsolar Kenya (using Barefootpower products. Firefly mobile. Yes, they even can charge cellphones from this solarlamp. The lamps are now tested and proven to be of good quality and the families are willing to pay market wholesale price for them, I f microcredit is provided.

Let’s provide light in a more lasting set up, using microcredit and their willingness to pay it forward. Would be nice to finish this before Christmas.

Do you feel like contributing? Please contact me!

Survey speaks…..

The initial cost of buying solarlamps is too high, but with microcredit provided the alternative cost of buying kerosene (lampoil) weekly can be replaced by microcredit payment. Kerocene out, solar in! 120 families at La Unica is longing for this chance and will pay it forward by paying back, so 120 new families can reap the benefits of microcredit provided.

En summering, in swedish! Have applied for sponsorship of solarlamps-mikrokredit

En lista på nyckelord som en översikt
– Mai Ini women group, Lusigeti, Kenya
– La Unica Child Care centre, Lusigeti, Kenya
– Kostnad för lysfotogen (10 SEK/VECKA)
– Solcellslampor (220 SEK i handeln, endast kontant betalning)
– Mikrokredit fungerar bäst i kvinnors händer
– Grossistpris på 165 SEK om 120 lampor köps samtidigt
– 120 familjer kan tillsammans betala ca 5000 SEK kontant (enligt bifogad undersökning/survey)
– Jag, Pappa Hans har nu samlat in 6000 SEK sedan feb-12
– Ubuntu är ett Xhosa ord för att vi människor inte klarar stå ensamma, vi klarar mer tillsammans
– Det behövs ca 19800 SEK för att sjösätta inköpet.
– Ansökan omfattar 5000, 10000 eller hela projektet på 15000 SEK
– Dokumentation av hela processen kommer ske på plats med foto och filmclip samt publicering på blogg och i mail till er.
– www.betyder.nu vittnar om flerårig kvalitetssäkring av alla donationer.
Länkar till berättelser på bloggen
– Idén att kombinera solcellslampor med mikrokredit från i våras! https://launicakenya.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/solar-power-nu-2200-sek-pa-100-klubbens-la-unica-konto/
– Exempel på hur noggranna La Unica är att redovisa vart pengarna tar vägen https://launicakenya.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/new-windows-doors-paint-and-all/

Students in Halmstad paying forward

Students at Sannarpsgymnasiet have completed several projects in behalf of others. The principle of paying forward works and is fun to use. PA towards education devolopment in Kenya, charity, feel good and lifting others. Jumble sales, discos and other projects have been a success. Below is a local Halmstad project, paying forward a piece of art in 3D.

A look back on how 2012 started

>Much to say from us. First is to thank our Heavenly Father for the care that he has towards all of us.
>Here we are quite okay though lot of hot sun and dust.
The school is progressing very well and a lot of increment in population. Many have joined the centre and for us we have had a very busy period this and the past month. We’ve been visiting the neediest families to enable us to know the ones that need to be assisted. We are now having 228 families which are from the payer able ones we are able to assist the weak kids with stationeries and basic needs. And we are now able to provide all the kids with texts book.
>Lets take this opportunity to say thanks too for making La’Unica have lot of changes. It’s with great pleasure that we acknowledge your hand on the centre…that which you gave Mr.Robert (12,500 Kes) and after discussing with the women, we decided that it were better to fix decent windows instead of the swing. They have stayed with no panes for long and the kids suffer cold.. Thus this solution.
>We have attached Pictures showing the window frames and after being fixed…and the receipts of expenses. Only the glass panes are left.
>I received your sms about the 94,000 Kes which will highly appreciate. The amount will help us to achieve some of the objectives like fencing, piping, re-painting, repairing of the chipped floor and probably fixing a gate and adding stationeries…but we must have a meeting with the group to decide on priorities…these are just but my opinions.  (David/Catherine)

Sarah doing community service at La´Unica


Community service as a teacher, here visiting with Mai-Ini women in school garden (Shamba).

With the other Volonteer teachers. They work here til greener pastures, as in paid teacher job. They work at La´Unica and get working experience! They have attended teacher academy earlier or during time at La´Unica