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August 30, 2010
Dear friends and partners, This month marks the end of another program year. It’s been a phenomenal year thanks to each of you. This year we were privileged to be able to work with 33,466 families with 267,728 dependents in community development as well as 641 families with 5,128 dependents in cottage industry. Let me share just a few highlights if I may.
This year you helped 28,754 families achieve food security of which, 19,153 families are now able to eat three meals a day.
You enabled another 9,387 families to be able purchase basic household goods such as pots and pans, dishes, drinking glasses, tables and chairs.
Another 11,380 families were able to purchase beds, blankets, clothing and mosquito nets.
1,561 wells/ponds/reservoirs were installed which enabled another 3,610 families to have clean potable water and to earn incomes on average of $2000.00 per year – up from $300.00 per year.
2,224 families were able to buy bicycles this year, 5 schools were built and the savings program enabled 189,333 of our children to attend school.
4,621 families were able to raise pigs, 4049 families were able to raise chickens, 3,533 families raised ducks and fish.
1,486 families were able to raise rice year round; another 6,113 families were able to raise vegetables while another 6,676 families were able to buy farm tools and implements such as fertilizers.
We had 2,280 volunteers come from all over the world to build 1,053 houses in all project areas. Phenomenal!
These are just a few of the highlights this program year – so much more happened.
As Tabitha staff, all of us are so very thankful for the privilege of serving so many. I thank my God for each of the staff, for each of you – it is very humbling to be a part of all of this.