Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa launched a food sustainability program in 2021 to assist low-income institutions in providing for their students. Koyonzo Special Primary School was located in the heart of Mumias. The students at the school came from low-income families, and many of them had disabilities that made their lives even more difficult.
The school proposed getting a cow, and KBTA facilitated the purchase of Hope, a lovely brown and white Friesian.
Every day, the students at Koyonzo School had access to fresh milk for the first time in their lives. They were no longer hungry in class, and they had more energy to concentrate on their studies. The students' health significantly improved, and they were able to attend school more frequently without becoming ill. The school also began selling excess milk in the local market, earning money that was used to improve the school's facilities and resources.
Because Hope milk was available, these students had access to a nutritious source of food right at school. They no longer had to worry about going hungry or skipping meals, and their health significantly improved. They were able to devote more time to their studies and participate in school activities with renewed vigor. Hope's story is a symbol of resilience, compassion, and the power of a simple act of kindness to change lives.