In April, a mother of five drove to the police station and loaded up some police officers in her own vehicle. They drove all day into a rural area, reached the town they were looking for, and rescued a 10-year-old girl who had been sold into early marriage by her family.
Back in April, Dorcus, our partner in southern Kenya, was returning from a remote area after rescuing a 10-year-old girl from marriage to an old man. It was very late at night, totally dark, and they hit a herd of antelope crossing the road. They swerved, rolled many times and crashed. Despite some injuries all five of the passengers are alive, but the vehicle was absolutely totaled.
They counted on this vehicle to accomplish much in all the areas they work in. It was in the field transporting police to aid in the rescue of vulnerable children, giving transport to rural community meetings, bringing children to the doctor when needed, giving a lift to our Filter Follow Up Team, and it provided them with safe passage everywhere they went.
They need to have a strong, rugged, and safe vehicle they can depend on to continue this life-giving work at the school and at the rescue and transitional center they run. We are asking you to join hands with us and help provide this vehicle for some incredible leaders doing very important work.