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Save a Life This Christmas

Christmas must be close because the Milele Christmas Gifts are back!

Instead of a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates this christmas, give a gift that could save a life.

Milele christmas gifts are either mosquito nets (£7.50) or food parcels (£15). You simply email us at milele@live.co.uk to place your order, put the payment through and we will deliver your gift to a family in Kenya who really need it. You will receive a gift certificate explaining exactly how vital your gift has been, this can then be wrapped up for someone here in the UK to open on christmas morning.

Food Parcels: No family should be hungry this christmas
Food Parcels: No family should be hungry this christmas
Food Parcels and mosquito nets can be a lifeline to families who need them.
Food Parcels and mosquito nets can be a lifeline to families who need them.
Food Parcels - Donate £15 for a family
Food Parcels – Donate £15 for a family
Mosquito Net in use (2013). One mother told her that none of her children had been sick with Malaria that rainy season, thanks to her mosquito net. Donate £7.50 to buy one for another family.
Mosquito Net in use (2013). One mother told her that none of her children had been sick with Malaria that rainy season, thanks to her mosquito net. Donate £7.50 to buy one for another family.
All children should be sleeping under a net to protect them from Malaria
All children should be sleeping under a net to protect them from Malaria

Our best ever year for Milele Christmas Gifts was 2013 – many of you may remember these epic photos of the food ready to distribute to families in Mtwapa:

lots of food ready to distribute (2013)
overflowing bags of rice (2013)

Let’s make 2017 even better!

Place your order by SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER to have it ready for Santa (AKA Rieder!) to deliver!

Many thanks to all of you for your support and love this year.

Buying Food Parcels

As many of you know, over the Christmas period this year we ran a Christmas gifts appeal and many of you bought mosquito nets or food parcels to distribute in Kenya. We were really pleased with the response we had and we were really excited to distribute them while we were out here.

We had 55 food parcels donated, so we set about visiting many families in the area to ascertain which families were most in need of food and research each individual case thoroughly. We were expecting to encounter lots of families who were desperately in need of help and indeed that is exactly what happened. Every single family identified was in real need of food. In the end we decided to find some more money, using a donation from ‘Coterie Creative’ and an individual donation from Tina and Michael Wright to help us close the gap between the money we needed and the money we had. I am thrilled to tell you that we finally bought enough food for 87 food parcels. 87 different spread across all our projects – Mtwapa Academy; Victory Kindergarten; Rescue Foundation; Royal Academy and New Life School will receive food this week. Each parcel costs £10 and contains 2kg of beans; 2kg of rice; 4kg of wheat flour; 4kg of maize flour; 2kg of sugar and 2 litres of cooking oil – all basic essentials for most Kenyan dishes.

I am looking forward to showing you the photos and telling you a little about a few of the families but for now let me share with you the images of the food packed and ready to go! The sight of so much food in one place was truly incredible. It’s going to make a huge difference, so anyone who is reading this who has bought a food parcel should be really proud of themselves! Thank-you so much for your support, all across Mtwapa kids will be eating good, solid meals this week thanks to you.

overflowing bags of rice
overflowing bags of rice
large sacks of beans ready to go
large sacks of beans ready to go
cooking oil - each family will receive two bottles
cooking oil - each family will receive two bottles
The sacks of maize flour. This pile is two sacks deep and each sack contains 12 packets!
The sacks of maize flour. This pile is two sacks deep and each sack contains 12 packets!
lots of food ready to distribute
lots of food ready to distribute

Save a Life this Christmas

Great news!

The Milele Christmas Gifts are now available! They make a perfect gift for ‘hard-to-buy-for’ people this year! Donate to Milele this christmas and we will buy a mosquito net (£5) or a food parcel (£10) for a family in Kenya. In return you will get a gift certificate to pass on to someone in this country explaining why the gift is so important  – the ideal substitute for a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine.

Mosquito Nets (£5)

With malaria one of the biggest killers of children under 5 in this area, nets keep little ones safe during their first few years of life. They are specially treated to provide maximum protection.

6 month old twins making good use of your mosquito net donations last year
6 month old twins making good use of your mosquito net donations last year

Food Parcels (£10)

No family should be hungry this Christmas. Food parcels provide healthy and tasty sustenance to families who are malnourished and struggling for food.

Food parcels are a great way to help families who are hungry this christmas
Food parcels are a great way to help families who are hungry this christmas

To Order:

To order a net or a food parcel drop me an email to amy@milele.org.uk

Lets make a real difference

Last year together we managed to give Mosquito nets and food parcels to 38 families. After visiting the homes of these families and seeing the incredible difference they make, I can truly tell you there really is no better way to spend your money this year. One mother told me she had been really scared of Malaria after the long rainy season, but since receiving the net, not one of her children has contracted Malaria. This year we can do even better – we can reach even more children and families and save more lives.

Thank-you