Back in March, Olalo went to Africa! We’d planned the trip for so long, it didn’t feel real as we began our 24 hours of travel from Portland to Amsterdam to Nairobi, then the 7 hour drive to Oyugis. Supporter Teresa S. went with us and several times through the flight we would just look at each other, grin and proclaim, “We’re going to Africa!” Finally we were about to see face-to-face our wonderful Kenyan volunteers who enable Olalo to function on the ground, to meet the students whose educations are supported through Olalo sponsors, to visit the many people who were able to get medical treatment through our Change for Change Medical Fund, to greet the 100 plus kids and coaches at the Oyugis Soccer Academy, and of course to watch in amazement as Corinne and Sonko ministered to the orphans, widows and poor of Oyugis.
We knew going in, somewhat what to expect, but it certainly opened our eyes to a whole new world…many things to be envied when compared to our U.S. lifestyle, and so many things that tugged at our hearts…the hardships faced daily, everyday struggles trying to survive, the poverty, the lack of basics- clean water, food, shoes…
There is so much to tell you and I will…soon…but for now all I can say is “Kenya is magnificent!”
Nyasaye Ogwedhu! Merry