Rachel (kigamwa Onzere) Turner

My name is Rachel Turner from Africa and a retired banker. l was born in Vihiga, Kidundu village, Kenya and presently live in Buffalo, NY. l learned about FIOH-USA through a wonderful lady, Sr. Linda Glaeser. As God always plans a day for everyone, so was the day l met Linda. l have always had […]

Ellen Rose Dragos

Board member

I believe in the sacred unity and dignity of all peoples. When I learned about FIOH-USA I embraced its mission of loving neighbors we cannot see by sharing our resources in response to the unjust poverty of Kenyans and others. I joined the Board of Directors to work with a group of dedicated Western New […]

Anna Omedo

Anna O. was dying. She is a widow with HIV/AIDS with six children. She lives in the village of Usoma in Kisumu, Kenya. When she was first introduced to FIOH-USA in 2006 she was very weak and thin. Her family had no access to safe water or healthy food. It was apparent she did not […]

Asis (Cecelia)

In 2010 Asis tried to commit suicide. That is when I first met her. She came directly from the hospital to the FIOH-K office where I stay. We talked and talked and she told me her story. Asis was from the village of Awasi. When Asis was in grade 8 she was raped by a […]

Serphine

Serphine was a four-year-old patient in Kisumu Local District Hospital when I first met her in 2003 during my first trip to Kenya. She was badly burned over her chest and underarm area as a result of a cooking fire. The normal way of cooking is outside with wood slid in between three large stones […]

Paul Odihambo

Paul had lost both of his parents to HIV/AIDS by the time he was in fourth grade. He was a very bright young boy and was mentored by his teacher Rom Wandera, the former coordinator of FIOH-Kenya who died suddenly in 2012 at the age of 52. Paul took over Rom’s position of coordinator after […]

Felix Obondo Awili

Felix’s older brother, who was suffering from TB of the spine, was learning how to walk again when I was working as a physical therapist at Kisumu Local District Hospital in 2003. I was teaching Felix how to assist his brother so he could practice at home. Felix was 21 and had a strong desire […]

Lillian Dajoh

Lillian had a dream to be a Community Health Worker and help those with HIV/AIDS. She had completed high school and was working for a small wage at Pandapiere Catholic Center when I first met her in 2003. FIOH-USA found a sponsor for Lillian and she attended college. The yearly sponsor fee was not enough […]

Blessed Silavwe

Blessed Silavwe is Marketer by profession with a background in Information Technology, specifically Enterprise Resource Planning. Her career has evolved from commercial marketing to social marketing over the years. Having worked in a commercial environment for private sector for over 10 years, Blessed discovered a passion within, which is her love for people and processes. […]

Mr. Fordson Kafweku

I have a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, USA and Bachelor of Science in Tropical Agriculture from Larenstein Professional University in the Netherlands. I also hold a University Diploma in Agricultural Engineering, post graduate qualifications in Development, and other management related studies including a certificate in Diplomatic Studies and International Relations. My career […]

Joyce Shezongo-Macmillan

Joyce Shezongo-Macmillan is an Advocate of the High Court for Zambia. She has been at the Bar for almost 21 years. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Laws degree and is an aspiring PhD candidate. She has published five books and has vast experience in research. She is currently employed […]

Maureen Hamiyanze

Having come from an impoverished background she knows the cruelty of poverty first hand. Her family survived from subsistence farming from whatever piece of land was given them by the local church. Mostly that piece of land would only produce enough food for a few months in a year and the rest of the months […]

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