Tag Archives: Kenya

The Will to Live: Healthcare in Kenya

Written by Judy Walter. Stephen Lukes was born September 1st, 2014 at home with a traditional birth attendant. He was born into poverty in Kiberani, the poorest section of Bangladesh slum just outside of Mombasa, Kenya. The residents of Kiberani eke out a living by rummaging through the garbage of Mombasa, at the dump site just across the road from...
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A Community Takes Action

By Judy Walter: About 7 km outside Mombasa City, the informal settlement called Bangladesh is home to about 55,000 residents. This is a community that has been neglected by the government, having no public services provided to them. No water, no sewage or garbage disposal, no roads and no health services, to mention just a few. In 2007, the Irish...
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St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Center

St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Center by Russ Brine Maryknoll Lay Missioner Russ Brine recounts the story of a young girl in the slums in Northern Kenya. “I have served as the Project Manager of the St. John Bosco Rehabilitation Centre in Kenya since 2005.  This is a project of the local church and my colleagues are Kenyan teachers and social...
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A day in the life of a Lay Missioner

As a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Kenya, one of the biggest frustrations as a lay woman is the constant harassment of men as I walk to and from work or use public transportation. To live out our Christian values takes a lot of creativity and patience sometimes. Now in my second contract, I would prefer not to allow the anger and frustration...
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For When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

“For when I am weak, then I am strong. “ – 2 Cor 12:10 When we first moved to Kenya in 2003 I remember a Maryknoll priest once telling me that our failures and inadequacies are perhaps the greatest gift we have to offer. He spoke about how meaningful it can be to others, who are often grappling with poverty,...
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Good morning to you

This morning I awoke with my heart beating faster. Today, Monday, January 23rd, is the day that it will be announced whether 6 men will be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands for crimes against humanity for inciting and organizing violence after the Kenyan Presidential elections. The next elections are coming up and two of these men...
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