Chief Martin Aberinga II of Bolga-Nyariga
A quote from the official Chief Martin Aberinga II of Bolga-Nyariga:
“It gladdens My heart for the celebration of the 8th anniversary of BBP entry into Nyariga Community. The occasions was unique in the history of Nyariga because this is the first time ever that an organization has so consistent in life changing and poverty reduction in my community since it was established in the 17th centuries.
Chief Martin Aberinga II of Bolga-Nyariga I would therefore sincerely thank BBP of USA and her partners and collaborators for their commitment. Indeed it is unprecedented that over a period of 7 years The Blessing Basket Project has assisted over 1,000 basket weavers and has been able to graduate over 30 weavers who are now making poverty a history. The fact that BBP brought about 120 young returnees from the capital city back to Nyariga has also made it possible by sending many of them back to classrooms and I am extremely happy that BBP has graduated over 50 students who would otherwise have been school drop- outs.
The Graduates who were nobody in the community are now recognized and respected in society because of their achievements of making poverty a history. They now own stores, more farm lands, trucks, businesses etc. The Benefits of BBP in Nyariga are countless. The BBP and Whole Foods Market support cannot be over emphasised. It is my hope that the Basket Weavers’ Day celebrations would be institutionalized as public holiday in the calendar of Nyariga Community.” Nana Martin Aberinga
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