November 2022 – Stocking gifts!

Christmas has come early to Nakuru!  Red football socks (brought over from the UK in various cases) will be stuffed with toys, sweets, stationery, UK knitted items, soap and lots more!  After chatting/shopping with Joyce (Kim's wife) she said black shoe polisb would be good?!  Apparently the children have to polish their shoes every morning

November 2022 – Health reviews

It is so good to have so many people visiting Kenya over the last few weeks and we have been busy looking at a number of areas of our work. One of the areas we have been reviewing is the subject of health. Over the past week we have been able to look at some

Kenya trip – Nov 2021 – Day 13

  Well, this is the final daily blog for this trip but do continue to watch the website as I am sure ongoing pictures will be added as Ray still has a further two weeks out here.   Today we were down at the office in time for the weekly food distribution.  Victor had once

Kenya trip – Nov 2021 – Day 12

  Another bright, sunshine day.  We were off down the hill at 6am for the breakfast distribution which today was mandazi and hard boiled eggs.  (They take the eggs to school for later in the day).  Ray popped round the corner from the office to watch the actual process of making the mandazi that the

Kenya trip – Nov 2021 – Day 10

Today was a partial break from Doxa work in that it involved a visit to the Emily Martin Rescue Centre, about 5 miles out of town and hidden up some very rural bumpy roads. As mentioned in a previous days blog, this is run by our old friend Esther who we met on one of

Kenya trip – Nov 2021 – Day 9

The normal working week has resumed over here after the weekend. During Saturday and Sunday we were able to spend some time reflecting on what has been achieved over the first week of our visit and what our next priorities need to be, particularly whilst Sarah is still out here.   When we travel out

Kenya trip – Nov 2021 – Day 6

Day 6   Today is Friday which means that it is food distribution day for the families we support.  During Covid lockdown and until very recently, this was being done by taking bags to each house and leaving them outside the door to be handed over at a distance.  Now that social distancing is less

Kenya trip – Nov 2021 – Day 4 & 5

Day 4   The start of the day was a more leisurely one without us attempting to make it to the office in time for the breakfast run.  Kim was involved in taking a lady from the slum to hospital on the back of the motorbike before we could all really get into other business

Kenya trip – Nov 2021! Day 3

An early start this morning meant that we set off down the hill as soon as daylight had broken and it was safe for us to be out on the road with our bags refilled with some of the donations that we had brought over.  We arrived in the office about 6.30 but had already

Kenya trip – Nov 2021! Day 1 & 2

After what had seemed like a period of “wading through treacle” to organise all the relevant paperwork now required to travel to Kenya, we managed to successfully and painlessly board our flight at Heathrow and had a smooth uneventful flight over to Nairobi.  At this point, things also seemed straight forward with us simply having

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