Mini life update…..
It feels so good to be back again on these blogging streets. So let me just start with a little update on how my month is looking at the moment. For starters, I officially joined Kenya School of Law (KSL) after a lot of back and forth on whether or not to join and I guess by the time I am done with it, I will share on whether it was the right thing for me to do.
The second thing and probably the most exciting thing for me happening end of this month is my book club meeting. Well, what makes it the more exciting is the fact that I will be the one leading the session. Can you believe it ? I don’t know, would you be excited to attend a session I was leading? Anyway, I really cannot wait.
Something that has been on my mind……
“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” ―
I just found myself thinking about my spending habits and even as much as I am mostly disciplined when it comes to that, I thought I could do better and maybe if you relate and want to do the same you can as well.
Let me explain what I mean…
Usually, when I budget and as I presume is the case with some other people, there is the category for entertainment. This can be whatever you want it to be, depending on what you like. At this point you have set aside your monthly savings or however your saving sytem is, you have stacked that away.
But what happens when you still have some unutilized funds after all that ? For me, I just spend. Simple. I feel like I should, cause it’s in the budget after all. This need not be the case all the time though. It won’t hurt to direct such amounts to avenues that actually have need for them.
So if you sometimes have that extra cash, instead of buying an extra pair of shoes that you don’t need, here are some places you can consider putting your money into :
You are free to donate as many pads as you want and these can be redeemable for a pair of heels if you want.
Feeding the future.
Through Tap2Eat(a digital mobile platform that uses cutting edge FinTech to enable public primary school children access nutritious food for education),parents pay Ksh 15 (US $0.15) for subsidized lunches for their children using mobile money. This has seen more children being able to stay in school, and especially those from humble backgrounds.
I believe that such an initiative is very noble and it would be great to extend the reach that Food4education can have.
So if you would at any point want to support them :
Donate via MPESA Paybill 596428 A/C: Donation
This is a feeding initiative founded by @francisotienoamonde to: Fight Hunger Drive Education Eliminate Poverty
You can Donate using MPESA Paybill number: 891300, Account number: HOPE
The foundation’s vision is “kutoa mtoto kwenye street” (getting kids out of the streets). Committed to ensuring that street kids get an education, food, empowerment, clothing and if possible re-united with their families.
They carry out different programs in line with this, including but not limited to ( am I really in law school if I don’t put this in here ?) having book drives, cooking up meals, occasional medical camps just to mention a few. In fact today they have #ChapoFriday
Check out their facebook page for further inquiries on how to partciate and support their projects.
Finally, for all the above initiatves, please feel free to click on the hyperlinks to get more information.
“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” ― C