ICROSS CANADA

On The Ground

A series of photographs depicting the work that ICROSS Canada carries out in Kenya

Billy presents an ICROSS cheque to local Elders for the purchase of irrigation pipe for the water irrigation project in the Ngong Hills. The soil in the area is very rich and wonderful vetetables are grown Billy Willbond, Auwar and Danny at Bondo Dispensary - Summer of 2000 Billy Willbond presenting some notebooks and pencils to the Maasai headman who has his Mannyatta near the ICROSS Dispensary for his 30 children who attend a small one room school nearby. An elderly Maasai headman has his Mannyatta near the new ICROSS dispensary deep in Maasailand. The gentleman has seven wives, 30 children and before the drought had 1000 head of cattle. He now has only 100 head and a large family to support. Even the goats find little to eat during famines. Deep in Maasailand during the 2000 drought that caused the famine The women and children scour the dry hills in search of wood for their cooking fires. The trees along rivers and streams are being cut down for lumber and consequent soil erosion is terrible. The local people must be educated to use solar ovens in order to remove their dependence on wood. On Billy Willbond's left is Maasai Elder, Professor, School Master and long time ICROSS field worker Paul Lasoi. Ose is the field worker and project Manager for the co-op in Maasailand at Lorngoswa, Murantaua, Noongunot and Kiserian. On the right is ICROSS field worker and UN Veteran (former Yugoslavia) Patrick Kinyanjui Kihara, a great guy. A group of Samburu people who were fed during the terrible famine in their area by the ICROSS field workers. Many lives were saved with their delivery of corn, vitamin biscuits and oil to the ICROSS famine feeding stations. A Samburu Maasai family who were fed during the terrible famine in their area by the ICROSS field workers. Many lives were saved with their delivery of corn, vitamin biscuits and oil to the ICROSS famine feeding stations. School Time... A quick break for the photographer. Samburu Reserve, East Africa: December 2004 Orphaned children in Kenya receive food support from the local community. February 20, 2004 Distribution of clothing donated by ICROSS CANADA. July 28, 2004 Lijiren, an Samburu lad who helps in the Hospital, seen here wearing Billy Willbond’s Blue Beret. August 2004 Anita Njoroge in the ICROSS HQ kitchen, Ngong Hills, Kenya. Principal (left) of the Maasai Girls School in Bul Bul is presented with books, pens and pencils donated by University of Victoria and Mollie Colson, by Joseph The little girl in the centre is an Aids Orphan being supported by five caring Canadians. Her name is Poline and she lives in rural Nakuru in East Africa. ICROSS CANADA Patron, Lew MacKenzie, and the CTV W-5 crew, who accompanied the ICROSS team on their trip to Kenya in July/August 2004, sponsor her well-being through the Nakuru ICROSS Field Office. September 2004 (Sadly, Poline has since passed away)