Sunday, April 4, 2010

Songs from up country

I left last Wednesday to drive north to the town of Kitale. On the border is a slum of unfathomable conditions given it's proximity to a town and the lush vegetation that surrounds it. The people of Kipsongo welcomed us with songs and dance passed down through generations of Turkana people. Though they left their ancestral land 40 years ago their traditions run deep. Amidst serious poverty and challenges to health, sanitation and education this is yet another moment of pure, blissful celebration that I've been fortunate to witness.

Check out the work to create sustainable change in this community that is being led by an incredible family with the support of their church and local Rotary in Michigan:

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