Sidai Oleng Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenya - Elephant at Sunset

Sidai Oleng - Maasai for "Beautiful"

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Roughly 7,000 acres in size, Sidai Oleng is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The various landscapes in this wildlife sanctuary allow for a wide variety of habitats, and each landscape has its own unique feel. The interior of…
Clean and Dirty Water with Maasai Woman in Amboseli, Kenya

Change is Possible

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DID YOU KNOW…UNICEF has reported that “2.1 Billion people have no safe drinking water” and that “4.4 Billion people lack properly managed sanitation”.  So, what does that mean exactly? Those numbers can seem really daunting so…
Stephanie at Valley Light Home distributing water filters

So much more than giving Clean Water

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I had the most wonderful opportunity to work with the directors of Just One Africa, Clay and Amy Churchill on their most recent trip to Kenya. What they do is so much more than giving clean water.Working with them, I learned about how much…
The Churchill's and Olhava's in Kenya on an Experience Trip in 2017

Opportunity and Hope for the Future

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I am so grateful for the experience I had with Just One Africa in Kenya last month. My wife and I led a group from our church to join Just One for two weeks in Kenya.Our church had previously given to some projects of theirs over there…
We will never be the same.

We will never be the same

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Trying to explain my love for Kenya now is like trying to explain why there are stars in the sky. It's near impossible to explain my sheer love for the country that I was not born in…though there are many days I wish I was. I love the people,…
Swahili Greetings You Should Know

Swahili Greetings You Should Know

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The Basics of Saying Hello in Swahili Besides the standard habari or jambo, I will teach you how to say even ‘good morning’ in Swahili (or good afternoon/evening) plus some other cool stuff that you can use while interacting with fun-loving…
Duke Engage Students in Kenya at Lenkai Christian School

We may live simply, but we love everyone

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Our first day in Kenya, we pulled into camp with Paul, and met Madam Dorcus. She was waiting for us outside of her house, ready to greet us with a smile and welcoming arms. We introduced ourselves, and immediately she made us feel at home.…
Maasai woman drinking clean water from a Just One Africa filter in Amboseli

Water Filters - Seeing in full color

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On Tuesday, June 7th, I started my fieldwork.  The American NGO, Just One Africa has distributed hundreds of water filters in Kimana, where I am living, and in Loitokitok, a town 20 minutes down the road.  Just One employs two Kenyans named…