We first saw Judy hopping around with a broken foot during a visit to the Chaka Youth Football Project in 2013.
We found out that she had been given adult sized wooden crutches which were unusable for her and that she had to struggle through her healing process as best as she could.
Thanks to the support of the Aberdeen public, Judy received a set of fully adjustable aluminium crutches but we also saw an opportunity to make a longer term difference to her life. Our Principal Sponsor, prosource.it kindly agreed to cover Judy’s school fees, uniform and food for the next 8 years – costing a total of £1.50 per week.
Thanks to donations from the funeral of Neil Jaffrey, a great friend of the foundation who was tragically killed in a road accident in Aberdeen in September 2014, 32 volunteers and 19 builders from Stewart Milne Group built Judy and her family their first ever own home in October 2015.
Judy’s story shows how a relatively small amount of money can not only help a child back to health but also give them a safety net of guaranteed education and shelter for many years.
We hope that we will be able to help many more children in similar situations to Judy that may otherwise have not been able to afford the mandatory costs involved with gaining an education in Kenya.