In November of every year, all schools close. There are very little academic activities in Kenya. In my community (Migori), there are more physical activities: preparing land for planting, traditional male circumcision, playing soccer, and many other festivals associated with the Christmas season. One of our orphans who always looks forward to the holiday season is Duncan Alumasa.
For the first time ever, we were able to get a $500 loan from a small microfinance organization. We applied for this loan because we needed to take my wife to the Kisii hospital for the back problem; we also needed to get some little food for the orphans and at least three bags of fertilizers for our current crops.