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Saying Goodbye

It’s our last day 🙁 as hard as everyday is living in these conditions and as much as me and Kendall sit down at night and compete over who can come up with the best item we miss… the keg, … Continue reading

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Just Add Water

Just add water and you will just have it.  Marsha said this to Kendall when they were making chapattis and Kendall asked how much water do you add to the flour to make it perfect. I had to laugh because … Continue reading

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Pole pole

“Pole pole” is a term used all day long in Africa. It’s is the same as the Caribbean term don’t worry be happy, or not today maybe tomorrow. In Africa it means slowly, slowly don’t rush. If you had 1 … Continue reading

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Lamu life

It’s been a few days since posting and finally I haves chance to capture our time here in Lamu. This is a really lazy island there is not much to do and extremely hot. It’s been interesting meeting people and … Continue reading

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Experience Lamu Africa

Our bus ride to lamu was a nightmare. Honestly, couldn’t be worse than a Chinese torture chamber. Out ride from eldoret to Mombasa was 13 hours and the whole time the driver played this awful Swahili slash Indian sounding shrieking … Continue reading

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Village ventures day 15

I swear there is something in this village water. Today was a crazy adventure. When I say these people are crazy I mean it in the most endearing way. As Pinny accompanied my village prenatal nursing she started nicknaming people … Continue reading

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A Tisket a Tasket a brown and wooden casket – day 13

I am sure everyone is familiar with this age old nursery rhyme. Except in America it’s a green and yellow basket. Well in Africa it’s a wooden box coffin strapped to a motorbike. Ya, I thought I saw it all … Continue reading

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Home visits – day 5

Today was emotionally exhausting and difficult. We left the house in the morning with 15 of the kids and headed out through the corn fields to make home visits with some of the guardians of these children. The intent was … Continue reading

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Feeding the orphans – day 2 and 3

It’s been a busy two days getting orientated. Francis and Pamela my house hosts have been introducing me to the kids, the kids have been putting on dances for me and it’s been so amazing. They light up like little … Continue reading

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Feeding the orphans – day 2 and 3

It’s been a busy two days getting orientated. Francis and Pamela my house hosts have been introducing me to the kids, the kids have been putting on dances for me and it’s been so amazing. They light up like little … Continue reading

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