Worle volunteers build homes in Kenya

PUBLISHED: 15:00 31 August 2018

Mark Storey, Paul Gill, June Ford and  Brian Humphreys. Picture: Brian Humphreys

Mark Storey, Paul Gill, June Ford and Brian Humphreys. Picture: Brian Humphreys

Brian Humphreys

Four volunteers oversaw three houses being built and a roof repaired during a visit to Kenya.

Food being donated by Kenya Hope Charity. Picture: Brian HumphreysFood being donated by Kenya Hope Charity. Picture: Brian Humphreys

Worle-based Kenya Hope Charity was set up by Brian Humphreys in 2017, and he travelled to the country with Mark Storey, Paul Gill and June Ford.

The charity paid for the tin sheets and nails for the houses, and surprised the young people who were going to construct them by providing a wage.

Brian said: “The total cost was less than £350 for a four-roomed Kenyan hut which should last 30-40 years.

“We plan to rebuild two or three houses every year.”

One of the homes being built in Kenya. Picture: Brian HumphreysOne of the homes being built in Kenya. Picture: Brian Humphreys

Presents were given to the 33 children who are sponsored by people from Weston.

It costs £15-20 a month to sponsor a child, and it can enable them to go to nursery or primary and secondary school.

Brian said: “Do not underestimate what your £15 sponsorship can do. These children all have potential – they just need some support.”

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