Banana Hill is located on Limuru Road between Ruaka and Limuru. It is surrounded by tea fields, which provide much of the local employment. It is also a hub for the matatu industry and the base of operations for the Mungiki sect, a mafia-lik[...]
Kawangware is a slum on the Northwestern outskirts of Nairobi, South of Kangemi. It is very densely populated and includes many residents who commute into Nairobi attempting to find work. The slum borders on a very affluent area of Nairobi, [...]
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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Its officially autumn, and I couldn’t be happier about the change of seasons. Fall brings all of my favorite things, including Cornel and Duncan’s semi-annual visit, and a huge season of events and celebration for the CARE for AIDS team. If I’m honest, though, I have to say that along with the celebration and cooler […]view entry →
Just two weeks ago, on September 9th, I became the proud father of a beautiful little girl named Addison. As I prepared for her arrival, I was a little nervous but not because of the sleepless nights or dirty diapers. The biggest source of anxiety was how I would be both the husband and father […]view entry →
When I worked in homeless ministry, I saw numerous instances of volunteers doing more harm than good. This harm went both ways: they rarely addressed actual client needs, and they unintentionally misrepresented the nature of the gospel. One example of this unintentional cycle occurred when a church group visited the mission to bring a Christmas […]view entry →
“People call me Papa Geofrey or Pastor,” says Geofrey with a laugh. Born into a polygamist family, Geofrey admits he didn’t learn much from his own father, who was rarely home. During his childhood, Geofrey’s family lived in extreme poverty, but his mother was a devout Christian. “My father passed away when I was sixteen […]view entry →
The CARE for AIDS family has been so blessed by the generosity, philanthropic heart, and incredibly passionate employees of Chick-fil-A, and we would like to take some time this morning to reflect on the legacy of Truett Cathy. Mark Miller wrote an extremely poignant blog post this week about the good name that Truett made […]view entry →
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