I recently had the pleasure of re-visiting my Masai friends in a town called Bissil. it was great to catch up and to see how their progressing, here's some of the things they've been able to do since my last visit in August 2013:
1. rescue more girls. on the day I visited I was introduced to 4 girls who had been rescued in the two weeks previous to that. one of the girls had actually ran away while her wedding was taking place and the wedding carried on until they noticed that she wasn't around. more and more Masai families are getting to know the risks of fgm and early marriage, but there are always those who are resistant to change. Pr Joseph and his team are working hard to provide a safe place for the girls who are still at risks of such practices.
2. completion of the first building towards a rescue center. I was so happy to see the building finished at last! one room is being used as an office and in the other their offering a sowing course to women to teach them a skill which they can work with.
it was so nice to see their work growing and I felt good knowing that me and you were a part of it too!
Welcome to my blog! In case you didn't already know, I'm Ruth. In 2010 I graduated from University and before I even had time to settle down and get a job I felt a tug on my heart to go to Kenya for a few years to help in any way I could. When I arrived it was love at first sight; I loved the more relaxed way of life, the way Kenyans would laugh at EVERYTHING and the way people would put people first. On my first day there I also met Lox, a tall, dark & handsome African man who had the same passions in life as me and the more we worked & laughed together the more we fell in love & after a couple of years of dating we tied the knot & got married. Now I live, work, eat & sleep Kenya. It's great to be able to help those who are in some ways less fortunate than me but amazingly I always feel that I'm the one who gets blessed and learns so much from the people I try to help and from everything I do. Enjoy my blogs which give you a taste of this crazy yet wonderful life I lead.