Very exciting news recently arrived from Kenya... The long awaited Medical Center at Giwa Farm has finally broken ground! Please read Irene's account to learn more about the joyous day and to see a few photographs. Giwa Farm is home to about 3,500 IDP's (Internally Displaced People) near Rongai, Kenya who were resettled last year [...]
January, 2011 - Giwa Farm IDP Camp in Rongai, Kenya These are a couple of shots from a new series I'm working on, depicting daily life in an IDP Camp. To see more images, please visit my website and look the under "featured" tab.
I liked her right away. From the moment she threw her arms around me at the airport in a firm, energetic hug, I knew we would be friends. "Me, I remember when you first came to Kenya, you gave me a hug, too!" Irene recalled after we dropped Faith off at Shalom Guest House in [...]
I'd like to introduce you to Millicent - I call her Millie. Millie is an IDP at GIWA Farm IDP Camp near Rongai, Kenya and she quickly became my friend. I asked the Chairman of the camp if I could interview a couple of the members about their experience as an IDP to help [...]
17 January, 2011 Dear Heather, Nikki, Lauren, Lyndsay, Clare and Tami – The weather is beautiful, I wish you were here. You have no idea how true that is, especially after a day like today. Since arriving in Kenya, I’ve been in Nairobi – I’ve laughed with Irene, visited with Bridget and George, got sassy [...]
This week I journeyed back to the Rift Valley with Irene and Faith, a midwife from Austin, TX to spend the week working with IDP's at Kikopey, Pipeline and Rongai. It was exciting to see how the area has changed in the past 14 months. More structures, less tents, more community projects and less hopelessness. [...]
I'm extremely excited and humbled by the beautiful article in the current issue of Quintessential New Trier magazine. Please visit the Kenya 2011 page to join the January 2011 trip to Kenya or to contribute to the cause and feel free to send any questions about the trip my way. To see more photographs of [...]
Today is Blog Action Day and the topic is one of my favorites. Water. "Can I start you off with something to drink, Miss?" "I'm fine with water, thanks." Yep, I'm that girl. Why would I order a sugary soda for $3.95 when I can cleanse my body of toxins and have unlimited free refills?. [...]