• Greatest Need
  • Wells & Clean Water 70.9% Funded
  • Student Sponsorships 35.74% Funded
  • Microloans for women
    Micro Loans 44.87% Funded
  • HIV / AIDS 51.53% Funded
  • Stop the Spot 43.47% Funded
  • Food Security

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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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Our work begins-in the shadow of Lake Victoria

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 Journal 3 Sunday November 16, 2014 9:30 PM Ellen Paul, Elly and I went to the 9:00AM Mass at St. Joseph’s Parish. The Mass was in English and the singing was wonderful. This Parish draws most people from the more affluent section […]

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Getting organized to begin our work

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 November 15, 2014 11:00PM Hi again. I don’t usually write twice in one day but I thought I better “catch up” before I forget what we did. I already forgot to mention that yesterday – our first day we also went shopping […]

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Arrival in Kisumu Kenya

Linda’s Journal- 2014 Ellen and Linda’s Kenya trip November 11 to December 16 November 15, 2014 4:30PM I’ve been in Kisumu two days now and this is my second attempt at writing my first journal. I wrote the first one at 2:30AM my first night in Kisumu but somehow my computer must have liked it […]

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Packed and ready to travel

I, Ellen, am packed within the luggage weight limits even though it seems I am taking everything except the kitchen sink!  And what I have not packed Sr. Linda has!  Our bags are packed with items to give as well as sheets, towels, etc for the new office/volunteer building.  I was even able to pack […]

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Linda and Ellen’s 2014 Kenya trip

Ellen Dragos and I are getting excited about our upcoming trip to Kisumu Kenya.  We leave November 11, 2014 and return December 16, 2014.  It will be a busy 5 weeks.  We are still developing specific goals for the trip in collaboration with the Board of FIOH-USA. Much of our time will be spent evaluating […]

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