Jul
21

We have some exciting news ....

The Footprints Family have collaborated with Mind Ya Gratitude who are a small independent company  created by two mums, Claire and Tanja in lockdown .This company produce eco-friendly Bags for Life and T Shirts with positive messages not only for the ones who own them but also for those that see them. They want to spr...
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Jul
14

Our 'Little ones' experiencing Footprints sustainability

Check out our lovely little ones experiencing our Footprints Family sustainability with Uncle Robert. There is nothing like a 'hands on' experience to help develop important life skills and you can see by the smiles the children love it. We have chickens so the children can get involved in collecting eggs we use in the home, we have cows who p...
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Jun
16

Update on Kolonzo

Good Morning everyone our Social Worker travelled recently to Portreitz where Kolonzo is being treated for his knocked knees condition. He met with the physiotherapist who suggested Kolonzo will need about another two weeks of treatment before he can be discharged. Kolonzo is responding well to the physiotherapy and his bones are knitting together ...
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Jun
11

Mama Kerry's 'Fun' Triathlon

You may have already seen Mama Kerry has been stranded for the time being in the UK  as Kenya is one of the countries on our 'Red' list.  As it is 4000 miles to Kenya from here by plane she thought she would do a fundraiser by holding a 'Fun' Triathlon where she, the Footprints children and anyone else who would like to don...
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Jun
11

Work on the Shamba

At The Footprints Family we are continuing to try and become as self sufficient as possible. Uncle Dixon is working very hard in our Shamba (the allotment) to produce as much fruit and vegetables to reduce our food bill where possible in these difficult times. Here are some pictures to show what he has been up to over the past few months. He a...
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Jun
11

Catherine starts school

 We rescued Catherine along with her son Samuel back in March and we are pleased to update you with the news she has finally started to attend Maasai Corner School along with some of the other children at Footprints. The photos below show Catherine before she began at the school, as she needed to complete an entrants exam to attend t...
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Oct
28

How you can make The Footprints Family smile ….

Amazon have introduced a new way to donate to your favourite charity, by using smile.amazon.co.uk You can now add The Footprints Family as your nominated charity and 0.5% of all eligible purchases go to Footprints.How to turn on Amazon Smile in the mobile app1. Join AmazonSmile. Select Footprints Family as your favourite charity to generate donatio...
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May
26

Janet's first steps at Footprints

We just wanted to give you an update on Baby Janet who you may remember we rescued  in June last year. There had been an attempt to bury Janet by her mother who was suffering from mental health issues when she was born. Footprints rescued her and she joined our Footprints family.  A very exciting event has happened in this beautiful littl...
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May
02

The difference The Footprints Family is making

 You may know that Maliu was rescued along with his brother Muoki in October last year by the Footprints Family. The boys have settled in to the home extremely well over the past six months.  We wanted to share this picture as it really shows the difference The Footprints Family are making to these children's lives and we could not do thi...
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Apr
27

Something to brighten your day

How lovely is this? Our little people enjoying life at Footprints. It might be learning new songs during home schooling with their teacher. blowing bubbles in the fresh air at Footprints or a special treat watching Tom and Jerry on tv. There is never a dull moment and lots of fun to be had.
Apr
25

Update on our brave Kolonzo

As some of you know our young man Kolonzo has recently received surgery on his legs to correct a condition called Genu Valgum (knocked knees) He has been transferred from our local hospital to Portreitz where he is currently recovering from the surgery and will be receiving some physiotherapy once the plasters are removed from his legs. He will the...
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Apr
14

Update on Kolonzo

Just thought we would give you an update today on Kolonzo's surgery. The operation went well but he has had a bit of a rough first night. To be expected after what he has gone through. As you can see he is being extremely brave. Our social worker has been with Kolonzo while he is in hospital and making sure he remains as comfortable as possible. . ...
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Apr
12

Our brave young man Kolonzo

Today is a very important day for Kolonzo. He and his brother Wambua were rescued by Footprints a couple of years ago. Kolonzo has been suffering from Genu Valgum (knock knees) This causes the knees to bang together when walking. You can see the effect it is having on him in the video below. We have taken Kolonzo to the local hospital, Kinodo Kwetu...
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Apr
09

Much needed resources for our children during lockdown

12 months after Kenya went into lockdown although it's been an extremely challenging period we are grateful all the children and staff at Footprints are safe and well at this time. As Kenya goes into a 3rd wave we have to protect our children even more.  The children are on a break from school at the moment so we are trying to create activitie...
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Feb
21

Exciting news update on our new land ..

In 2020 an acre of land was purchased to help us create independent living for our over 18's. Money donated to purchase this land also included enough funds to build a secure wall and entrance around the land. We are also able to construct a borehole so we have a water supply. This has been achieved because we have had support from More Water 4 Afr...
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Apr
04

Friends Day at Footprints

Yesterday we arranged for some friends from school to come visit for the day. Lots of activities took place, including dancing and football, some of the Footprints children's favourite activities. From the pictures it looks like a good time was had by all
Mar
28

EVA PUTS ON HER RUNNING SHOES FOR THE FOOTPRINTS FAMILY

Eva Bailey is putting on her running shoes and aiming to run 50k for The Footprints Family.  In 2017, Eva tragically lost her childhood best friend, Holly Brown.  This week Holly would have celebrated her 18th birthday along with her twin sister, Emma. The Brown Family are long time supporters of our charity and, at the heart of The ...
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Mar
28

BONUS BALL UPDATE - SECOND WINNER IN MARCH

On Saturday 20th March, Ball number 21 was drawn and this ball had been purchased by one of our lovely supporters, Rachel Pankratz.   This Bonus Ball was only the second winning number drawn on our Bonus Ball Fundraiser for the whole of March.         Saturday 6th March saw number 15 drawn for The Brown ...
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Mar
08

Two new additions to The Footprints Family

We have news that The Footprints Family have managed to rescue a young girl named Catherine aged approx. 15 years old (we are unsure at this moment of her correct age) and her 2-year-old son Samwell from a life of danger and poverty.  Catherine can now begin a safe life at Footprints where she can once again be a child and receive a much-wante...
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Mar
07

BONUS BALL - BROWN FAMILY WIN!

Saturday 6th March and The Footprints Family had another winner for their Bonus Ball Fundraiser.    The first ball drawn for March was number 15.  This had been purchased by the Brown Family.  Sari, Martin and Emma have been long time supporters of the Footprints Family and are very passionate about the charity.  Ball ...
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