"If you give a man a handout, you refine his skill for begging. If you give a man a hand-up, you refine his self-worth."

September 2009 Testimonials

Vivian

“I am grateful to the Lord for what he has done for me. Initially I had a very big problem because my mom was ailing with a problem with her legs and we were not able to plant our farm in good time. We could not afford to buy fertilizer and seed. We used to plant very late because we struggled to get seed an d fertilizer. But with the Lord, through Fruited Plains, we got the farm inputs and I am so grateful to the Lord. We are able to plant our farm. We planted maize and other crops. When we harvested the first time, we had a harvest that we had not witnessed before. And we were from that, able to buy a cow. W e are so blessed by the Lord for what the project has done for us. We used to go to church without giving . But now, through the project, we are able to give the tithe and offering. We also bought a sheep. The project has really assisted in the uplift of our living standard. If it were not for the project and the in come we get from it, even to assist my mom who is ailing , I don’t know what would have happened. Her condition was very bad. But I thank the Lord because through the project, I have been able to assist her.”

Vivian

 

David

“I am one parent who was about to be defeated to pay school fees for my child to enter Form 1 (First year of high school). Then God used Fruited Plains to help me. My child is now in Form 4 and I have not had a problem paying school fees. Formally, I would have gone without food because of scarcity. But since I have benefited from the project, today I have food to feed my children and my family and enough to pay school fees. When there were clashes, I received displaced people from Kopsiro. I had more than 25 people in my home. I want to thank God because through Fruited Plains I was able to feed them all. “- Member of AIC Chebonet “This project has put our life from one step to the other. We now have enough food for consumption and sale to pay for other payments like school fees. This project has also enabled us to assist the need s among our neighbors who are in need of food. We have assisted them. And therefore this issue of assisting them enabled us to have love and peace to prevail around this area. It has also assisted us to have enough to tithe which we now can. Through Fruited Plains we are now able to give to each other so the work of the Lord can go forward. This project has really enabled us to boost our life. We were living in a small hut with a thatched (grass) roof. But what I have learned in all is that the love of God is great to us because he has used visitors (Fruited Plains) from very far to reach us. This gives to us the family to know the love of God is great. Therefore, we want to thank God in everything that he has given us.”

David