Joy’s New Cow!
As our partner charity for 2020/21, Juice members were delighted to get behind African Children’s Fund’s special appeal to buy a new cow for the Joy Children’s Home in Kenya. Though the on-site school at Joy closed in March when Kenyan lockdown restrictions were introduced, the home has continued to provide a safe, friendly residence to dozens of children since then. As its name suggested, Joy is a happy haven for those who stay there.
The site hosts a vegetable garden, chickens and cows to provide nourishment as well as an opportunity for the children to learn basic farming and animal husbandry skills. They were therefore disappointed when their resident cow died during lockdown and the appeal was launched.
Juice members generously donated and in less than a month, a new high yield cow quickly settled in to Joy Children’s Home.
“We really thank God for your quick response to our immediate need for a cow. The cow was received with lots of excitement [by] all the children in Joy and mostly the small children like milk in porridge.”
Sarah & Jimnah, Joy Children’s Home