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Fifteen Years Old – Empowered by Education

There are many reasons a Samburu 15 year-old girl might need help to continue her education.  She could have never been sent to school or withdrawn from school to tend her family’s animals. After regular school hours, there was a  Shepherd School teaching 95 … Continue reading

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Only One Meal a Week

Micah 6:8 “… And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice (tzadakah) and to love kindness (mercy) , and to walk humbly with your God?” Two days before Mwandani, the feeding of the street people preparations … Continue reading

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Boys Living on the Streets

The 3-4hr Matatu trip from Nanyuki to Nakuru was more interesting because of the Video CD playing Christian World Music. I arrived to the chaos of the Nakuru Matatu stage (station) and was led to a bench in front of … Continue reading

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Water, Living with Barely enough

In Laikipia, my tap water came directly from the river by a hydrolic ram.  My water to wash my body was collected from rain water and heated by an outdoor woodheater.  My water for cooking was also rain water brought … Continue reading

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Susan Lenantare

I met Susan when we went to tryouts for the Kenyan participants to the British Queen’s jubilee.  She was wearing typical Samburu dress and very self-possessed radiating a simple serene presence. My last trip to the bush, I went with … Continue reading

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Access to Family Planning

What an adventure – what amazing work I am seeing and participating in. I returned day before yesterday from 10 days out in the field, camping first at a campsite on a large mzungu (white) ranch, then at the district … Continue reading

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Nairobi -Kenya’s Wealth

Nairobi – a city for the rich and middle class There is no cheap transport in Nairobi – a one-way bus or Mutato trip can easily cost 80KSh or more equivalent to $1 which is what the poorest survive on … Continue reading

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