In 2018 a contested national election in Kenya forced the postponement of our usual project visits. In spite of this disappointment our projects continued to flourish under the guidance of our Kenyan administrator, Susan Nanjala.
Together with the SFA Executive, Board members and Administrator, we made a conscious decision to focus most of our available funding on Education in 2017.
Suitcases for Africa Suitcases for Africa started the year in a spirit of thanksgiving and celebration as it marked the Ten Year Anniversary of the founding of the organisation in 2006.
Suitcases for Africa experienced a very positive year in 2015. We rejoiced in the success of our Educational Sponsorship Students. We also oversaw the graduation of some of our long term communities to sustainable projects which will lead to independence and brighter futures.
The year 2014 brought with it some great new projects and the completion of some projects that we are very proud of. We hope they will have long term benefits to the communities.
As the final days of 2013 wound down we took a look back at a year that saw several ongoing multi-year projects finally come to fruition
We are astounded by the continuous and generous support that has come through to fund Suitcases for Africa projects in 2012. This is the true highlight of this amazing year.
As 2011 drew to a close we looked back on it as being a very intense and emotional year, a year of great famine, and yet also a year of great hope.
There has been much to celebrate this year at Suitcases for Africa as our small grassroots organisation became an official Registered Canadian Charity in the summer of 2010.
2009 was met with great excitement and planning by our members to return once again to the field. We were anxious to connect with our partners, friends and the children and to ascertain how they were coping with the ensuing difficulties of rebuilding and moving forward from the tragedy of the year before.
We were able to assess, propose and complete several important projects in 2008 that were community based and beneficial to many in this poor, rural area.