Monthly Archives: October 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014 – Making our way back to Nairobi

We have finished our work and have begun our trip back to Nairobi.  We have stopped for two nights at another part of the Mara for a two night stay.  Along the way we saw more animals and stopped for lunch. Waiting to be checked in to the hotel   Stu presented a brief history

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 – Mara Projects and progress at Loigero

We had a great start today to our trip to the Sopa village to see our new clinic in progress. As we entered the park we saw a leopard pounce on a wild cat. We saw elephants, giraffes, eland and topi.  We were pleased to see the Sopa clinic in progress – a memorial gift

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – Travel day to Mara

Today was a full day of travel to Mara.  We are at the Fig Tree Camp.   Stopped at the Irbaan School – it was washing day   Rob Saik doing soil analysis     Arrived at the Fig Tree camp and waiting for a briefing

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – Visit to Ndanai home for disabled children and learning some African moves

We began with a visit to a tea factory and then went on to Ndanai.  “Amazing progress here” was how Stu described the day. He and Jocelyn had come here during the early stages and had started the water project three years ago funded by the MacPhail family.  Today almost 5,000 people have access to

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Monday, October 27, 2014 – Progress through Table Banking – helping people help themselves

Today we began visiting our table banking project where we have invested in helping rural villages develop their own businesses.  It was an exciting day. It is great to have retired farmers like Dennis  and Linda Hueppelsheuser.  They offer some practical advice. For a just a loan of just 500KSH  ( $6 CDN) she was

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 – 5,000 people receive clean water

Today was an exciting day as we opened the water project for the Kedowa community. 5,000 people and 6 schools will receive clean water for the first time. It was a great experience as we joined 1000 people to celebrate.  Stu MacPhail and Hon. Joseph Limo open the water kiosk Celebrating with the community Visited

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 – Learning about children and flowers

Another full day of project visits. The team went in two groups and met together in the afternoon at EAMO. We began the day at St. Ann’s baby home. A small group of us stopped in at St. Ann’s. WestJet Co-founder, Don Bell with children at St. Ann’s The classroom project is moving on well

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Friday, October 24, 2014 – Arriving in Naivasha

Today was a travel day from the Mt. Kenya area to Naivasha. Our breakfast view today at sweet waters camp.   On the way we stopped at the equator   We continued travelling and stopped for a boat ride We checked in to our lodge and had a full hour of discussion on the project

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Great celebrations, abandoning the vans and other happenings…

“What an adventure today” is  how Lorna Moller described the day our first visit was to open the new classrooms at Male Primary School funded by the group that is here. MP of the area, Governor and other dignitaries came to support the opening of the classrooms.   Rick Wiebe project manager for this area

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Dental Trip Itinerary and Information

2015 Dental Trip

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – Travel day to sweet waters tented camp

In spite of the jet lag everyone was ready to begin the long drive to be near our project sites. After breakfast at Ole Sereni we began our drive to Nehri. A lunch stop where we introduced ourselves And arrived at the beautiful Sweet waters tented camp I was pushing everyonme to get a game

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Meetings on toilet program/group arrival/Stu departs for Samburu area

The water team headed towards Samburu, a five hour drive north of Nairobi, to spend two days reviewing the water program. Truck is loaded with water pumping and testing equipment.   I met up with Anna Banyard of Dig Deep from UK (right) and Caroline to discuss our sanitation program. We have been partnering with

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