How your donations can inspire joy
Smalls provides pants to many organisations, one such being the Kibera Farm Project in Kenya which aims to support Kibera Academy in Nairobi. The school is in the heart of Africa’s largest slum, just 89 miles south of the equator, and the farm’s primary purpose is to help feed the school’s children and their families.
Director Peter Sarl had the following to say after the second consignment of pants was collected from our warehouse: “Thank you again for your kindness in supplying us with a further 1,000 pairs of girls’ pants… The response at Kibera Academy a couple of weeks ago when we delivered the last consignment was one of pure joy.”
Peter explains: “Most of our children struggle with basic clothing and underwear is normally a luxury. This is particularly important to our adolescent girls who may miss out several school days every month.”
After being collected from Smalls, the pants are packed in little gift bags and then taken to Kenya for the girls. The picture below shows their reaction when the first delivery was distributed – and, as Peter says: “the faces say everything…!”
At the time of writing, Peter was anticipating taking the second load over and said: “We hope this time that we do not get questioned by Border Agency staff at Nairobi Airport! ‘Sir. Can you explain why you have 500 pairs of girls’ pants in your suitcase…?’ Yes. That really did happen!”
“It has been our joy to discover your organisation and we made sure the folks in Kibera knew about your wonderful charity.”
Please keep your donations coming so that we can continue to inspire this kind of joy!