As we traversed the diocese to bring you the stories in this issue, we were amazed at the number of projects; some complete, some work in progress that the diocese has come up with in order to be self reliant.
It was evident that the Christians of Embu have come of age and now, they own the Church. Among other huge projects, the diocese has built one of the biggest Cathedrals in the country with resources generated locally.
Talking to Christians and priests in the diocese one can feel the sense of ownership and pulling together.
From previous experience we know that projects supported through donor funding, without the involvement of the local communities have left the locals with little interest and no sense of responsibility, instead when they are home-bred and funded with resources drawn mostly from our own communities, they are more often successful.