So far I’ve raised $400 for the families of Manjani Mingi! That will provide about 70 families with Christmas dinner this year. Please take a moment to read this post I wrote for friends and family and consider contributing to the cause. Even a small donation can make a world of difference for those who have so little!
Most of you who either know me personally or who have read this blog for a while know about my connection with Kenya. Seven years ago I left my marketing job, packed my bags and journeyed to Nairobi where I volunteered with VICDA for the better half of a year. Since that time I’ve stayed very involved with the Kenyan NGO and have formed a wonderful friendship with Irene, VICDA’s fearless leader. I’ve returned to Kenya several times to volunteer and help out, introduced other friends to the organization and volunteer from the US by keeping VICDA’s website.
My time in Kenya taught me many things: how to flush a toilet when there’s no running water, haggle at markets, bathe using a single bucket, sleep on overnight busses and how to do laundry with a bucket and a bar of soap. But, at the risk of sounding cliche, my multiple trips…
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