To all of my new readers who have found me by way of my post of Bucket List Publications - Welcome! Thank you for liking my story enough to stop by and I hope that you will follow my blog and stop by again. If you would like to learn more about VICDA, the NGO [...]
My 28th year has come to and end, and what a year it was! It started in my second country, Kenya, with Irene, Faith and David visiting the members of Giwa IDP Camp, going on a mini-safari and giving out shoes to the Dust Babies of Kikopey. At 28 I became an Aunt and helped to [...]
I met Faith in January in Kenya. I was there as a tour guide and she was there to scout out some of the different projects in order to return with daughter, Grace. Well, Faith and Grace returned to Kenya in July and have been very busy since their arrival. They are now back at [...]
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 [...]
Marketer extraordinaire and good friend, Chad Ciesil, has been really busy. First, he and his awesome wife, Blair, added Henry to the Ciesil clan. Then he moved his growing family, inclusive of two large canines, from Chicago to Charlottesville, VA in the pre-Christmas snow. And, most recently, he launched Gravity Federation, a unique marketing agency [...]
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 [...]
So, it turns out that the Dust Babies are famous and will be seen around the world. Sort of. The movie that was filmed at Mbaruku IDP Camp during my time there in 2009 is actually a big deal. It's a Danish film called In A Better World and it tells the story of a [...]