News - November 2017


Following on from Martin Ogondi’s news of his new posting to

Butere Inaya Secondary School 120km from his home near Sondu,

we have more exciting news to share!

Martin and his wife Winnie have just celebrated the birth of their first

child, Joy Karen Florence. Congratulations all round!

Viv is walking to raise funds for Zest for Life!

One of our regular supporters, Viv O’Connor did a sponsored walk on the 29th October 2017 to raise funds for Zest for Life.

Viv’s fundraising has just gone over the £100 mark!  There is still time to contribute - click on the photo to be re-directed to

Viv’s Just Giving Page

Queenter Akinyi (right) is completing her 4-year Bachelor of Education

course at Kisii University. Zest for Life has supported her through

Miriu Secondary and at University. 

Queenter sent us this lovely letter of appreciation:

I have taken this opportunity once again to thank ZFL members

for the efforts you have made to ensure that I get education.

Actually, it's you who have made me reach where I am today.

Despite the difficult life that I went through when I was in both primary

and secondary school, I can now see light ahead of me due to your


I am sure in future, my children will never go without the basic needs

that I could not get due to poverty. I lived a life where I could even use the cooking oil to smear my body, I lived a life where sanitary pads were just stories to me but still I made it just from Miriu school.

What I believe is that so long as one is determined and works towards his/her goals, such a person will never fail in life. I am really doing my best to appreciate your efforts by working hard to get a good grade at the end of my undergraduate studies. At the moment am in the final semester of my undergraduate studies. After completion I will go for attachment in Bumala secondary school, in Busia county for 3 months. Actually, without ZFL ,I don't know how my life could have been.

You are my heroes and heroines. I love you people. Be blessed!

New Christmas cards have just arrived!

Five fabulous designs, 10 cards for £4. 

Stockists this year include Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop @ St Mary’s Shrewsbury, Wem Town Hall, Halo Hair and Beauty, Wem and Design by Gill in Watergate Arcade, Whitchurch. We’ll have them on sale at the Craft Fair or you can email us to order. -

Thanks to a successful grant application, we’re building a new

latrine and washroom for the girls at Miriu this month.