By: Christopher WahlfeldAs anyone who has spent time in “the field” can attest, the relationships built with staff and local residents form the basis of everything that is possible.
By: Christopher WahlfeldMalaria effects the entire community and is, by default, linked to Lwala’s Thrive Thru Five initiative and HAWI program, as pregnant women, children under 5 years of age, and individuals living with HIV are at considerably higher risk of becoming infected due to suppressed, or lowered, immune systems.
By: Christopher WahlfeldPreventing the spread of diarrheal diseases is the primary objective of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs.
By Amy FoglemanThe National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) hosted their annual leadership summit. The objective of the conference was to assist in preparing the leadership of the Hispanic church for leading in all spheres of human existence and to empower and train transformational leaders.
It has been a little over a month since I got in Kenya. My time here has been a roller coaster, from very high disappointments to great surprises. I look back at the person I was a couple months ago and realize how much this project has stretched me. This has been quite a transformational process in personal development and growth. I remember telling myself that Kenya would not be a problem for me since I would be going “home”. My journey here has taught me that I was very ignorant assuming that being Rwandese would make my cultural journey here easier. When I left Nashville, I had the data collection tools ready and my initial plan was to start collecting data a week after arrival. The perfectly planned day-to- day activities was looked at and laughed at quietly when I got on the ground. I spent the first few days in Kijabe full of uncertainties since every day I was given different responses about our project. It got to a point where I almost gave up and started assuming that all I will have to do while in Kenya is to make sure that the data collection tools are comprehensive enough since the project would be implemented by someone else. Despite the uncertainties, I continued to ask daily for updates and ultimately we were given the approval three weeks after my arrival in Kenya. My time here has been a learning experience for me; I learned that to continue to be resilient but also to keep investing in the building blocks even if things seem not to be moving. We run through so many unpredicted obstacles and getting the approval at the end of this waiting journey was a real “miracle”.
- Siaya County Referral Hospital: Siaya County
- Bondo Sub-County Referral Hospital: Siaya County
- Yala Sub-County Hospital: Siaya County
- Port Victoria Sub-County Hospital: Busia County
- Migori County Referral Hospital: Migori County
- Homebay Hospital: Homebay County
- Oyugis Hospital: Homebay County
- Malava Hospital: Kakamega County
- Vihiga Hospital: Vihiga County