Every single morning since I arrived in Kenya, I’ve woken up and thought the exact same thing: Wow, I am in Africa. Even after three weeks, it still amazes me that I am here and that I got to take part in this amazing opportunity.
At Mount Kenya University
The project itself was a terrific challenge to undertake. After hours of work, both staying up late and waking up early to work, I am very proud of our efforts and am confident that our client will be pleased with our deliverable.
But being in Kenya, being further out of my comfort zone than I have ever been, was what I will remember most about this adventure. As I reflect, it is hard to believe all I got to do and experience while in Kenya.
I traced the steps of village women who walk a mile and a half to collect water three times a day, and helped carry their water back to their homes using the PackH2O.
I traveled to Marsabit (twelve hrs north of Nairobi) to treat and clean the feet of children infected with parasites called Jiggers.
I went on a Safari in the Masai Mara game reserve.
Hey, whatchya guys looking at?
We tried to get a giraffe to be the I, but it wouldn’t cooperate.
I shopped in the Masai Market in downtown Nairobi.
I went to Stone Town in Zanzibar (Ok, not in Kenya, but still awesome) and snorkeling in the Indian Ocean.
Not a bad view, huh?
OHIO in the Indian Ocean
I want this house
I ate more meat than is ecologically responsible at Carnivore.
And best of all, I met some of the most wonderful people in the world. Of all the things I am going to miss in Kenya, these Partners for Care guys take the cake. We have lived with them, learned from them, worked with them, and played with them. I can’t thank them enough for their hospitality and their friendship.
These guys! Haven’t left yet as of this writing, but I already miss them.
I don’t know what’s left to say other than I am incredibly grateful to have been given this opportunity and will never forget this experience. I hope to keep in touch with everyone I met in Kenya, and stay involved with PackH2O. It was an amazing product to work on and I hope the team’s work will be put to good use.