In 1992, Barbara Crowther returned to Africa to visit friends she had made while
previously working in Africa. She also went to visit the two children sponsored by
her church (Furzebank Worship Centre) through Tear Fund . During her visit, she was
asked if she would like to see a village that did not receive any help - Njarange.
It took a long time to get there because there weren’t any proper roads. The people
lived in poverty and had many needs. Ever since, Barbara has worked tirelessly to
raise funds for the Njarange Area Project, Kenya (NAPK), which is a registered charity.
Thanks to her efforts and the resilience, determination and faith of the people of
Njarange, much progress has been made with very limited income. They have built
a school, a clinic and a mill and are providing new or improved housing for those
in need. They now have a clean water supply and are developing an irrigation system.
As yet they have no real system of sanitation.
Drought and pests are a constant threat to crops and much work remains to be done.
The project now covers the plains of the Mbeere area, spanning approx 40 x 80 miles.