Final Days, Safari and home safe!

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 Journal 10 Thursday December 11, 2014 5:00PM This will be my last journal. Our final day is coming to an end. We took a beautiful walk this morning for about an hour to lake Victoria. We visited Electors home and saw the […]

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Kit Makai- a powerful spiritual experience

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 Journal Wednesday December 10, 2014 11:30 PM I last wrote on Sunday afternoon. We spent the rest of Sunday around the house doing odds and ends. Monday was a good day. We left about 9:00 AM to travel to the village of […]

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Funeral customs and SNAKES!

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 Journal 8 Saturday December 6, 2014 8:30AM Ellen and I are both dressed and ready for the funeral today. Some guests have started to arrive but so far no one has indicated they need to come to the office/house. While we are […]

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Rom Wandera Scholarship Award Ceremony

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 Journal 7 Thursday December 4, 2014 2:00PM Today we Ellen and I have been deciding the most important tasks to try to complete before leaving Kisumu in one week. We have also been waiting for a driver – Elly- not the Elly […]

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All night music and “Kenyan time”

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 Journal 6 Saturday November 28, 2014 9:00AM It has been difficult sleeping since the two deaths in the village. They stay up all night dancing and playing very loud music with a heavy beat. It is the custom to do this until […]

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Terrible sad news

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 Journal 5 Tuesday November 25, 2014 6:30 PM We had a productive morning today. We interviewed the five finalists for the Rom Wandera Memorial Award. They are five very deserving young girls and Paul Ellen and I are having a hard time […]

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Ober Orphans, Posho Mills, Wells- ups and downs

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 Journal 4 Thursday November 20, 2014 12:00 PM It is another beautiful day here in Kisumu. It rains sometime almost everyday but not for a long time. Now to pick up where I left off on Tuesday. Jim is the “handyman” around […]

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Ellen’s Musings on Food and Cooking in Kenya

While Paul is in town taking care of FIOH business I have time to share my musings. Linda and I have not left our American ways behind. We splurged and bought ourselves a coffee maker. Kenyan tea is great but both Linda and I enjoy (and at this point, rely) on our morning cup of […]

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Ellen’s Musings on student life in Usoma

Monday morning Linda, Paul and I met with 5 girls who various people in the Buffalo area sponsor for high school education. One was the 2012 winner of the Rom Wandera Memorial Scholarship. Rom was instrumental in starting FIOH-Kenya and it was he with whom Linda’s niece Michele first volunteered in 2000. The girls, going […]

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Ellen’s post week 1 in Usoma

Linda and I arrived safely. Beds, running water and American toilets awaited us in the new office/house in the village of Usoma. I will share my impressions of the people and places that are new to me. The people are very friendly. Their custom of greeting when entering a room is to shake hands with […]

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