Maurice Oruko

He is a 26-year old from Khwisero village with a wife,a 2-year old son and adopted a 12-year old girl . He was enrolled on the Seed of Love Foundation Support program in May 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic. He was living with his family in a one-roomed(10 by 10),muddy, grass thatched house that used to leak when it rained and he had been living here since he was a 14-year old boy. Having no formal education, Oruko used to work on peoples farms as a casual laborer earning $0.5 a day that was highly insufficient for him to support his family and adequately provide for them . With the striking of the COVID-19 pandemic, he was enrolled on Seed & Feed program and he started receiving monthly food supply from the organization and this had his family assured of food therefore there was no longer hunger or starvation on his family. With his enrolment on the program, he took the opportunity to invest on himself and learnt how to ride a motorbike after which he rented a motorbike and Seed of Love Foundation contracted him as an employee for transport & Logistics services. Through the Seed & Build program, the organization built his family a three-roomed permanent house that is spacious enough allowing them a clean, condusive and habitable environment for the family.

As an organization, we saw the thrives, ability and potential exhibited by him in the few opportunities given to him and through the organization’s community mentorship & support program, we bought a motorbike and assigned to him and now he does not need to rent any for he uses it to run his motorbike business from whose profits he supports his family and he’s saved up and been able to buy a cow,goat, started a
poultry project and installed solar panels on his house for lighting. He’s been mentored and now working with the organization as a logistics assistant. Through the organization,he was enrolled in a driving school that enabled him acquire a driving license that enables him to drive a tuk tuk and a car and this has enabled him get more job opportunities within the community.

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