Nubian Estate holds one of the biggest open-air markets in the world. Three slums border Nubian, one being the largest in Kisumu. Kisumu also provides less economic opportunity than the Nairobi area and holds a higher rate of opportunistic disea[...]
Kayole is on the Northeast side of Nairobi between the airport and the city center. The slum holds many immigrants from other parts of the country that have come to Nairobi seeking work. It is a very densely populated area and has an extremely[...]
Thika is a populous area on the Northern outskirts of Nairobi, located along the main highway to Nyeri and Northern Kenya. It holds several large factories and is surrounded by large pineapple farms. Kia-ndutu is the largest slum in Thika a[...]
Manyatta is one of the largest slums in Kisumu, located in the western region of Kenya. Kisumu has two main slums and some small ones. This center will be our first in Manyatta. It is known for the highest crime rate in Kisumu and very high pove[...]
Kangemi is a slum on the Northwestern outskirts of Nairobi, along the Nakuru highway. It is very densely populated and includes many residents who commute into Nairobi attempting to find work. Its high density and poverty has led to a high rat[...]
In 2013, artist Freedom Rodriguez visited Kenya to interview, photograph and capture portraits of one hundred CARE for AIDS clients. Using stories and photographs from these interviews, Rodriguez symbolically painted each portrait on the cover of worn, previously discarded books, transforming once abandoned objects into unique pieces of art.
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Duncan originally wrote this post in 2013, but we want to reflect again this year on prayer and faith as a community. Ramadan is here again, the time when Muslims go for 30 days without food as they pray and give to the needy, a way of worshipping their God. It is at this […]view entry →
Justin recently did an interview for the Millennial Leader Podcast (full interview found here) and was asked about the challenges that come along with leadership and being in the millennial generation. I absolutely loved three points that he and the host discussed. Below, I took the three main points from the podcast that struck me […]view entry →
Friday would have been Nelson Mandela’s 96th birthday, and to honor the recently lost hero of equality, many people celebrated Mandela Day. As I read more about his life and work last week, my respect for he and his contemporaries only increased. Mandela was a voracious reader and has often credited the poem ‘Invictus’ with […]view entry →
In 1993 Bill and Melinda Gates took a walk on a beach in Zambia and made a world changing decision. They made a pledge to give all of the wealth that they had earned from Microsoft back to the global community- that walk on the beach was the first step in creating what is now […]view entry →
Over the past five years, I have spent time in the homes of about 200 clients, and each one impacts me in a different way. I wish my memory could retain the faces and details of each visit, but many stories begin to fade over time. However, there are some encounters that are forever seared […]view entry →
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