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Kibera the slum of earth

Only in Africa can you go from feeling total despair, to absorbing the vast lush rolling lands of green beautiful trees, to feeling like maybe it’s not so bad, to smelling and seeing nothing but garbage, and reconfirming once again … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Genesis 12:1

Giving is not glory not is it instant gratification. Giving is something that makes the world a better place. We can spend time thinking about all the corruption and deceit to many organizations and use that as an excuse to … Continue reading

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Today is today day 14

Sunday is church day. Since I went with Pamela last week to Pentecostal mass today I went with Francis to his Salvation Army church. He was so proud to take me it was sweet. It was very different and a … 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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Village nursing day 12

We set out on motorbike to Mabusi hospital to try and get some of the kits back. When we got there we met with a director that I didn’t meet the other day. As I had guessed he didn’t know … Continue reading

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Made in Africa day 10 and 11

As usual another few crazy days. You can’t wake up here with a plan. Things just don’t work that way. You really need to be able to adapt to change fast or forget your sanity. I didn’t post yesterday because … Continue reading

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Midwifery milestones day 9

We packed up the birth kits today and went to another clinic in konambai. Pamela and Francis wanted me to view this maternity ward to see if l preferred over Matunda sub district hospital. When we travelled by motorcycle through … Continue reading

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