The people of this community were in an extremely difficult situation when Kenya Hope stepped in to give assistance. The repeated droughts that had effected so many other Maasai communities was having its affect here as well. Their only water source is an 8 mile hike to an unclean river. Elephants in the area often make it difficult for the children to get to school as does the long distance they have to walk.
Ilkerine now has its own church building with Pastor Jackson faithfully teaching the Word of God. They offer class from pre-school to 4th grade. They are in desperate need of more classrooms and housing for the teachers. The children here rely on the feeding program at the school. For many this is their only meal that they receive each day. With the droughts, feeding the children has been a critical care issue. Their kitchen is a small crumbling mud structure and they need a new kitchen to prepare the meals!
On the weekend the team was able to travel to Ilkerine and visit and celabrate with a number the leaders, teachers and children. Lee and Sonja Wever and Lonnie Vis were also able to meet and share with their sponsored families and children!