Kenya

Brotherly Bond

In the slums of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, two boys grew up experiencing the same rough life of poverty and difficulty. “Things were not easy. Awful really.”  Simon said, a teenager in the Empower a Child sponsorship program. As they grew, they each thrived on their passion for soccer and

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A Leader in the Making

Meet 12-year-old Godfrey Mathenge, a student in grade 5 at Victory Christian primary school. Godfrey is a Deputy Head Boy at the school, which is a position that only a hard-working, responsible child with strong character and good grades can be elected to. This achievement is not common because Godfrey

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It Was Beautiful

This last week I’ve been holding on to my “good mornings” from Nancy, Empower a Child’s administrator in Kenya, my hashtags from Fred, and my random dance parties with Dee, our house “mom” and Sponsorship Coordinator, – and I’m starting to already miss my African family. Which is crazy. I

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Reflection on Kenya

“Aching was the only thing I felt when I boarded my plane out of the Kenyatta Airport. I was leaving a place that shook me up and revealed truth to me. We are the one-percent. As an American I am frivolously living what many consider to be a luxurious lifestyle.

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