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the (dis)comfort zone

Today is my 4th day in Kenya.  So far it’s been a great experience….very friendly people, a kind host family, fun kids and a very responsive staff. And yet, it has certainly been a stretching experience.  I’ve only seen two other white people on the island so far.  Francis said they’re with the Peace Corps, […]

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the place with three doors

On the ferry ride from the mainland to the island, Francis, the social worker who runs the school for orphans on Rusinga Island in western Kenya, told me more about his story. Rusinga Island is on Lake Victoria, which is the largest lake in Africa, measuring 28,000 square miles.  It has 3,000 miles of shoreline, […]

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and then there was kenya

I’m blogging from a small internet cafe on Rusinga Island, in Lake Victoria in western Kenya.  I arrived here after two days of traveling….from Newark airport to Amsterdam to Nairobi to Kisumu. When I arrived in Kisumu, the orphanage social worker Francis picked me up at the airport with his 10-year-old son Paul, who had made […]