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# Feelings on returning after 18 months

I immediately felt in a way at home in this special place

Arriving in Nairobi and from there going 5 hours up in the North, I had time to really arrive in Africa with all its impressions! Till the point of time when I entered the airplane I wouldn’t know if it really would work out because of these times of uncertainty.

When I was finally back I first needed time to realize that and I can tell that it is amazing to be back in a community that I was so happy to see again. People I have met before, faces that would be welcoming me so much!
Arriving at Ngaremara Kindfund, I immediately felt in a way at home in this special place that is already known to me. Also I’m glad that I still could identify the kids, that they have not grown too much since I left them last time.
After a few days of compulsory isolation, I was ready to meet the kids face to face. It was overwhelming. In a good way but at the same time literally overwhelming as the kids wouldn’t stop requesting my attention and besides I was trying to get used to the quite warm temperature at that time of the year.
I couldn’t change the fact that I’m only one person. Therefore I was glad that after 2 days everything settled down a bit, so that I could have good encounters with single kids. Something I enjoy a lot is to improve a bit of my Swahili, the kids are the best little teachers one could wish for.
Being on the road in Africa (like a trip to nearby Isiolo) is always an adventure, I love it and at the same time it can get scary. Here is to mention that Gillian is a tough driver keeping calm no matter what!
As I finish this initial report I am looking forward to travelling North to visit the Kindfund children in the homes at Ndikir and Wamba before returning for a short few days at Ngaremara to complete the administration required now for flying home to Austria.
Time flies by so fast. I’m here for a total 4 weeks and know already that I’m going to miss the people and the country after this. Thank you for having me Kindfund Family I will write further when I return home.
Lea
26h August 2021

added on Aug 29

Pray for safety for Lea as she travels

Kindfund was established as a charity in 2004 to further the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help relieve poverty amongst some of the poorest tribes in northern Kenya, working with the pastoralist Turkana, Samburu and Rendille.

We currently use 5 tonnes of food and supplies per month, providing for 125 children in 4 homes and 250 children in nursery and primary education.

We have dug 7 wells and fitted 7 handpumps, bringing safe water to remote villages.

100% of gifts go to Kenya.

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