Lucy & Kenya

I’ve just finished transition year and I will go to Nairobi, Kenya at the end of this month where I will volunteer with Jengana, a charity in the heart of Nairobi's slums [see]. 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. I will also travel my Kenyan friend, Sean and his family and 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 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                                                                 €3982



Savings I've allocated to Kenya                    €  540

Donations received or pledged so far           €2359

Loan from a friend to cover flights                 €  866 - to be repaid preferably before 30 June

Total Balance needed                               €1083


I leave in less than a week and I am so encouraged and so grateful for such generosity.  I would really love to have all costs, including the loan covered before I leave.    

This is an exciting and challenging project for me, both with regard to fund-raising in such a short time period and the work I will be doing in the slums.  Also, the research I will do will help the UISCE Water project get off the ground.  I will be really encouraged and grateful if you can help me raise the final funds needed so that all the budget can be covered.

Thank you!  - Lucy McNair