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  • Writer's picturePaula Hammack

Our Completed Projects

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Following are completed projects since 2012:

We have built a clinic from start to end, and along with it, housing for the doctors, toilets, added a wing in 2020 and we pay all clinic salaries as the people seeking treatment are mostly unemployed.

We have built an entire school where there previously was none – named The Sterling Academy. In 2017 the first class was 36 students and now there are almost 500. We have added a dormitory, 6 more classrooms, an administration wing, a social hall with eating capacity for over 300, and teacher housing for 14 teachers. We have just authorized another dormitory and more teacher housing.

At the Endoinya Erinka Primary Boarding School we have added 12 classrooms, two dormitories, 3 teacher housing buildings, and we have bought cows to provide milk for the students, and we have purchased computers for all teachers, we have provided water wells, playground equipment and we have contributed 70% of the entire school buildings, with a student body of 719 students of whom around 400 are boarders.

We have purchased 10 boreholes/water wells at a cost of about $35,000 each, and we have funded 8 water catchment systems to collect rain water and store it in 10,000 liter tanks at each location.

We have built a social center also at Endoinyo Erinka that contains a barber shop, a small food shop, an office for the Foundation, a library and a large social hall with projector, TV etc. Much needed.

We have purchased 4 SKYGO 3 wheel trailers. These are used to take jerricans to collect water for each individual household and deliver the water to prevent the girls and ladies having to carry such a heavy load. Skygos are also used to collect wood to make the fires that are necessary for each household to cook meals.

We have purchased several hundred $40 Jikos. These replace a wooden fire for cooking and prevent Trachoma, a disease of the eyes caused by smoke when indoor fires have to be lit to cook meals when it is raining outside. We need to buy several more thousand of these as the need is so great. AND these jikos save cutting down trees as the amount of wood used in them is a small fraction of the amount of wood used to build an outside fire of tree wood.

We have purchased hundreds of life straws – these are used by people out in the fields or minding the cows all day as you can lie on the bank of a stream and put the life straw in the stream and drink otherwise dirty water as the life straw (made in America) will purify about 4000 liters of water.

We have purchased 7 vehicles of one sort or another – used to rent out safari vehicles during the high tourist season and generate income to pay for children to go to school. And used to take clinic patients to the town of Narok when their ailment cannot be treated at our clinic. There is no free schooling in Kenya and for those who don’t have jobs the situation is extremely difficult. Likewise with medical care – no free care so people often go without medical care as they cannot pay for it.

We have or are completing building of six apartment buildings in the town of Narok. Income from which is being used and will continue to be used to pay for up to 100 children to go to primary school, several to high school, and 3 to university. We also built one apartment building and a water well in the city of Nairobi.

Our current huge project is the construction on five acres of a dairy cattle, state of the art, farm in the town of Narok. We anticipate ending up with 300 cows generating massive amounts of milk for sale to benefit the foundation programs. AND we got lucky when drilling the water well at the dairy cattle farm as we hit an underground river of pure fresh water – the only such source in Narok. We purchased a 14,000 liter capable water tanker to provide fresh water to our apartments, and to sell for a profit to benefit the various foundation programs.

We have also, and will continue buying solar lanterns. These are put on the roof of a house during the day so that when it gets dark around 6:30 and the children have finished their chores they will be able to use the light from the solar lanterns to do their homework – something they can’t always do now as there is no electricity so no light in the tiny houses.

In addition to this we have many one off things we do as medical care is not free and no one in the rural communities has money to pay for it. We came across an old lady on the ground unable to move due to being paralyzed from the waist down – we bought her a wheel chair but then she could not get it through the tiny door to her house so we built her a bigger house and we continue to provide her with income for food. We have been supporting a woman in Nairobi with 5 children, an abusive husband she ran away from, and no income. We bought a plot of land in Nairobi, built her a house and provided a chicken coop and incubator so she has some food. She does not pay for the house but when her youngest child finishes school she will either have to pay the going rate to rent the house, or she will have to move out so that income can be generated for our foundation.

We paid for one of our teachers to get his mothers body out of hospital after she died because the hospital refused to release it until someone paid and the cost was prohibitive at $9000.

We paid for a young boy in Zimbabwe to have life saving surgery on his stomach. We paid for a 1 years old boy who recently came down with leukemia to have life saving treatment. We continue to pay for a young deaf & mute girl to go to a special school quite a distance away from her home. Her parents didn’t understand what was wrong with her when she was little and she just sat in the hut all day – now we are told she is enjoying life and a completely changed young lady. We have paid for 2 ladies to complete a four year university degree, another young woman to get a four year nurse practitioner degree, we presently have one young man in university pursuing a managerial degree and we have just authorized a four year degree for a young woman who wants to pursue journalism.

In addition, during the covid-19 pandemic where no one had a job and starvation was imminent, we provided food for approximately 14,000 people each month for 18 months until the money ran out.

We will continue to provide for these people and for education and medical care, and housing as needed and with your help.

Paula Hammack


Sterling Africa Foundation


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