Several years ago Jim Baldwin had the great good fortune of meeting Ezekiel Momonyi, a Christian pastor from Kisii, Kenya, Africa.
They discovered their shared interest in kids and elders and history was in the making. From a small beginning of Goats for School, the collaboration between Jim and Ezekiel has been nothing short of miraculous.
Buy a goat and one kid can start selling the milk, buy a school uniform, and create a system of creating more goats for more kids and bringing education to the many orphaned and poor children of Kisii.
From goats, the program evolved to chickens which led to eggs and the program is feeding the community. Next – water! The true elixir of life.
Through the generous donations of several kind individuals, Smile Seekers, Inc was able to bring the resources to build a well with running water, eliminating a 5 mile walk to and from the river.
The community now has clean running water! Today there is a second well with clean running water that helps everyone stay healthy. The food, the water, the education --- a firm foundation for their future.