Uzima originally fed and educated 128 children. Over the last 6 months this has reduced to 88 because of a lack of funds.
Uzima currently receives NO funding, other than what we are trying to raise at Uzima In Our Hands. AMREF (African medical and Research Foundation) gave Uzima a start up grant of £12,000 in 2009. This ended in June 2012, Evans has worked miracles spreading this money around.
Teachers are currently working for no pay! How long would you work for no pay?
In 2011 Joy noticed a slight deterioration in the children's clothes and appearance.
In 2012, there was further deterioration in their diet. Their diet was missing the wholesome beans they had had on 2011.
In 2013 Evans informed me how he could no longer accommodate 128 children and 40 had to be turned away. Their meals had also been reduced from 2 to 1 per day
How would you choose which 40 children to turn away? We are pleased not to have had to make that decision.