Dover Law Firm -- Making a Difference around the World
Posted on May 10, 2012
The attorneys and staff of the Dover Law Firm are committed to helping Georgia accident and medical malpractice victims – after all, it’s what we’ve done for over 20 years now. Sometimes, though, the firm is able to make a difference in people’s lives in areas outside of Georgia – sometimes even as far away as Kenya!
Several months ago, Attorney Jeff Dover became aware of a special program that was under way in Kenya called the Widows Farming Project. As a result of the program, 275 widows in Bondo, Kenya, were being taught how to plant, cultivate and harvest food crops on land that had been in their families for generations but until now hadn’t been used for farming.
The Widows Farming Project was the brainchild of Phoebe Onyango, a woman who had grown up in the Bondo area and knew that the soil would be conducive to farming. Her goal in teaching area widows about farming was to help them provide their families with food and income. Phoebe runs an orphanage in Kenya in which over 100 children are fed three times a day, bathed and given shelter.
In October of 2011, representatives from a local non-profit organization – I AM Here for You Ministries from Duluth, GA – met with Phoebe in Bondo and made a commitment to purchase and provide seeds to the widows if they could clear their land by February 2012, which the widows were able to do.
The Dover Law Firm was proud to make a contribution to I AM Here for You Ministries to help the group purchase seeds and fertilizer for the Widows Farming Project.
If you would like more information about the important work being done to help widows and orphans in Kenya, please visit www.iamhereforyou.org.