Bringing Hope, Transforming Lives.....One Village at a Time
PottersHeart is an Adult Education Charity working in the some of the poorest communities in rural Kenya. In villages way off the end of the tarmac road. With villagers who have little or no education....who are struggling to survive and feed their families every day.
All of the money we raise goes towards our projects in Kenya. Our volunteers, from the UK and in Kenya, provide often quite basic education in health, nutrition, farming and business skills to enable them to work their way out of poverty.
Since 2015 we have seen lives changed. Families restored. Hope that once was dead and buried come back to life.
We believe that education is the key that unlocks their futures.....and we want to do more.....
And that's why we plan to build a Training Centre on land in the middle of this region. It will enable us to train from the UK, or wherever our trainers are. And whenever the people need input rather than waiting for us to come back.
This strategy will build independence and sustainability, rather than dependence on 'The White Man' as is sadly so often the case in Africa.
We have reached the end of Stage 1 of this project. We have the land to build, and architect drawn plans, we are currently waiting for planning permission in Kenya. ...we have £17000.00 in the kitty, largely through the weekly PottersHeart Craft Groups run in villages around the UK.
Stage 2 was completed in November 2018 when a borehole was drilled. We had a geographical survey carried out on the land, we needed to drill down 250 metres to find clean water. This cost approximately £14,500.00, a lot of money, but can you put a price on water! This will facilitate very low price clean water for the local people, as well as servicing the training centre. It will also give us enough income to ensure the centre is self sustaining. The funds for the pump and pump house have been sent to our partners in Kenya and we hope to see the borehole fully working during our next visit in October/November.
Stage 3 is to build the physical Training Centre.....and we need your help!
We make sure that every penny we receive counts........
A team is flying out to Kenya on 20th October. It will be good to see the progress made with the building of the pump / caretaker's house and hopefully seeing the extra 100 metres being drilled at the borehole
The PottersHeart Academy
will be a precious place of training, rest, refuge and fun!
ALERT! A huge thank you to all those who helped us raise the £1600 needed to drill down the last 100 metres. As soon as the drill can get back on site this will be done......... abundant water for all!!!!!!!!!!
Now onto the job of raising the money to build the training centre,
every donation will buy some bricks!!!!
When potential is released, communities thrive!
Loving, teaching and training, bring life and hope which help to alleviate poverty.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4-10
To see communities tranformed by:
Enabling the self development of people by training, teaching, equipping and empowering
To offer a safe environment for everyone regardless of race, faith or nationality
To work in developing countries as invited - starting in Kenya
To raise funds to buy land and build a training and retreat facility
To work in communities in UK connecting them with communties in the developing world.