Fire Engines for Kenya

We granted an application of £2,500 ($3,854 US) to help build a fire service in Kenya.
Firemen
A life-saving Kenya fire service was started by the simple donation of a single engine from Bedfordshire and now three more are being added to the original vehicle.

The President of Kenya has sent his thanks back to the people of Dunstable and to the Chief Fire Officer of Bedfordshire Paul Fuller.

The idea started with a Church related-charity: the Onset Trust and Pastor Douglas Richards of Dunstable Community Church. The church approached Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service to ask if it could purchase an old fire engine to send out to Meru in Kenya where no fire service existed and deaths from fires are common.
Fire Engines
The Combined Fire Authority (CFA) members decided they would give a vehicle which was going out of commission.

22 firemen are on the ground in Kenya. The fire engines have reached each town and the training has begun.

In 14 days time Onset Trust, with your help we will have trained and raised up 200 African firemen, commissioned fire appliance two, three and four. Renovated and equipped the first Kenyan fire training centre in all of the country. In addition multiple 1,000’s of children in schools and people in slums are being taught fire safety by specially trained fire prevention officers that we have sent.

Many lives are being saved because of your help through Opportunity 2 Hope..

£2,465/$4,100 was granted to the Upendo Project in Kenya for The Home of Adaptive Life Skills Centre.

The purpose of the grant was to provide a water tank which is urgently needed so that the house can be occupied the children and those who will care for them.

The project seeks to meet the basic life needs of children who have been orphaned or whose those who come from single-parent homes that cannot properly provide.

Upendo Project Kenya

£2,465/$4,100 was granted to the Upendo Project in Kenya for The Home of Adaptive Life Skills Centre.

The purpose of the grant was to provide a water tank which is urgently needed so that the house can be occupied the children and those who will care for them.

The project seeks to meet the basic life needs of children who have been orphaned or whose those who come from single-parent homes that cannot properly provide.

Kenyan Poultry Project


£1,500/$2,500 was granted for a poultry project in Kenya (East Africa). The project is a micro-enterprise project run by the Ekitale Village Women’s Group (Deborah’s Palm Project).

This project supplies eggs to local colleges as well as selling egg and chickens in Bungoma, the nearest town.

This area of Kenya is suffering with loss of rain. As a result the children and families suffer. This grant will bring hope and sustenance to these poor families, allowing the children to go to school and get an education.