Category Archives: Adventurers / Expeditions

Roger vs Cow

In the orphanage there are plenty of chickens with chicks running around and two cows. The larger of the two cows is white and black with “horns”! Fortunately I am not frightened of cows so when the big one decided to have a closer look at me to the amazement[…] Read More →

Collins Onyango

Collins Omondi Onyango lost both parents; father died before he was born and his mother was found dead with him feeding on her milk.. Initially he was cared for by his Grandmother, who sacrificed a lot for him. Due to circumstances it was best that he was admitted into the[…] Read More →

Equator

The local transport are buses which are 14 seat Toyoto, the locals call them Matatu. Last Thursday we traveled a very long distance in a Matatu crossing over the Equator. The number of passengers inside was 21 adults inc me, plus a child. I tried the Equator water test. I[…] Read More →

From Carpenter to Painter

You may notice I am now working as a painter. My days as carpentry have been cut short; my hammer and saw have been confiscated for health and safety reasons. I was given a Kenyan version of an Italian dish > Spaghetti with cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and potatoes .

Moses

Moses Ochieng at the tender age of 18 months, was found abandoned at Yala railway station. He was sat crying, with his clothes stuffed in a paper bag next to him. Children’s officer found him there, picked him up and took him to the hospital for treatment. Coughing, running nose[…] Read More →

Linet

Linet Adiambo Ochiege was found on her way to visit an Auntie in Nairobi; she had be given only 400 shilingis which is insufficient and was made to get off the bus in Nakuru. The police found her adrift on the streets, they put her in prison for 2 months[…] Read More →

Extreme Poverty vs The Modern World

Living amongst extreme poverty is opening my eyes to how easily I getting bogged down with self-centred worries over my perceived position in modern sociality (size of my car/house/job title etc.). Yet, I do and will always enjoy material benefits including a hot shower, a Starbucks, electricity 24 x 7[…] Read More →

Sharon

Sharon Apiyo was brought to the orphanage at the age of 6yrs after mother died. Her father is an active alcoholic. When Sharon was admitted she had really bad Jiggers and insecticide had to use to remove them. Enthusiastic at school and wants to be a teacher. *Jiggers is the[…] Read More →

Collins

Collins Omondi Onyango lost both parents; father died before he was born and his mother was found dead with him feeding on her milk.. Initially was cared for by his Grandmother, who sacrificed a lot for him. Due to circumstances it was best if he was admitted into the orphanage.[…] Read More →

Ruth Auma

Ruth Auma Onyango at 7yrs old was found wandering the streets and in need of medical attention. She remembers staying with her Mother, but reveals very little else, which is hardly surprising after she confided to Mama Rose, that her mother tied her hands together and burned them with a[…] Read More →