Book Binding

Hefty duty stapler! Who would have ever guessed that the small paper supply shack here in town would have had one of these things. I am now able to bind textbooks together, which means my students now pay 100 ksh for their textbooks instead of 300. It is Amazing how expensive Kitale Printers has become over the past few  months.

At first this sounded like a great Idea, but 30 textbooks into this project and I am feeling like it was more of a brain fail. Lot’s of labor, trips to town and no pay.

5 Responses to Book Binding

  1. Sharon says:

    No pay here on earth for your extra work, but oh the square footage you are racking up in heaven! You never told me how much was needed to help with school fees. My Sunday school class is willing to help. Hope you are doing well.


    • elizabeth says:

      Thank you Sharon. I am making them profiles right now. I asked the directors of Jua if funds could be collected through their organization and they said yes. So, as of now, I am waiting for them to come to Kitale this December so I can talk to them regarding the details. Then I will be able to take care of the kids’ school fees.

  2. Dave 107 says:

    I found the flour buying process very interesting. How big is that bag of flour? I did a quick conversion and 2500 Kenyan shillings for a bag of flour is $28.66 US dollars. That surprised me, I thought it was going to be much cheaper than that. All the best, Dave

    • elizabeth says:

      I looked at the receipt and they didn’t write the weight so I don’t know. I did see them weigh it though and I think it was 50 kgs, but I could be wrong.

  3. LM says:

    Thank you Dave, I was wondering the same thing. I know a 50 lb. sack of deer corn costs $9 and would yield the same amount if ground into corn meal. But of course, deer corn is not for human consumption, it takes special untreated corn for us. Some of my donations are going to buy flour for a small orphanage there. Not much money to help keep those children fed. Lilly

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