Lucy & Kenya
I am a heading to Nairobi, Kenya at the end of this month for 6 weeks to learn more about life in the slums and the demand for clean water. For two weeks I will volunteer with Jengana, a charity that works in the heart of Nairobi's slums [see jengana.com]. I will visit mothers and children in the slums, where 1 million people live in 4 sq km! - That’s like 1 MILLION people living in tin shacks with no clean water or decent sewage systems in an area a little larger than my local town, Manorhamilton, which has a population of 1,500!!
I will help with street feeding at night; Kipepeo Children’s Home and rehabilitation homes for street boys. After two weeks I will travel with Sean, my Kenyan friend and his family. While I am in Kenya I will start research into how we, from Sligo and Leitrim, might help people in Kenya’s slums get clean water – a project I might take forward through UISCE.org and Glencar Water.
For vaccines, flights, visa, travel insurance, pocket money, gifts to slum children, Jengana fee, Gift to Jengana mission [€500 - €1000], emergency reserve.
Total €3525 - €4025 [€500 additional to meet mission gift goal]