Samwel: I have not been online for a while!
- Samwel and I spoke today. He let me share his letter below. He gave the
donations received (about 160 USD total from two anonymous donors) to the
women he's working with, and he also sent 250 GBP to Dennis Kimambo for
our Mornflake http://www.mornflake.com outreach and other work that we'll
do together. I told Samwel to keep 100 GBP for himself at this time and
to hold the rest of the 1500 USD which I wired him until my further
Samwel is using his telephone to access the Internet, but it is very slow,
so he's not able to help us at this time. Also, he and Dan Otedo have
finished their three-year project to train women in ICT and
entrepreneurship so that Internet access is no longer available. Samwel
should in two weeks receive a Safaricom modem and he'll report how that
works for him. Then he hopes to be more active.
> I hope all are doing well, i have been unwell lately
> and farm work is a great load as well. We have been
> receiving flauctuating rainfall in many parts of
> Kenya. I did not have much work online my browser
> cannot open the MS LAB worknets.
> We had a bad Tuesday as well, Ken Onyango's technology
> (EDTEC)centre burnt to ashes due to electricity
> mess-up on Monday night leaving residents awesome. All
> the computers, accessories, sewing machines etc worth
> Kenya shillings 2.6 million went in flame very
> pathetic indeed, Ken Onyango was my associate from
> 2003 to 2006.
> Andrius, i have given all amount to Dennis, and the
> women as you directed. I met the women on Tuesday as
> usual and i had some family matters to take care. I am
> sorry to have kept you uninformed, very bad of me.
> I am still tired from thoughts and plans which i must
> work on. The economy is very bad and hitting the
> socio-economic of the community i am living in.
> I wish to inform you that it is hard times and ICT
> work is becoming minimal. We wonder when the
> socio-economic status will pick up once again. Many
> have resorted to agriculture as the only hope for
> survival. The polictical situation is unstable either.
> I have to concentrate in the community much.