Monthly Archives: January 2014

Say Hello to Jacidah

Jacidah. I would have once said she was shy, quiet and oh sooooo sweet. Now, I would say she is friendly, outgoing a wee bit silly and still oh so so sweet. Her smile shines with happiness. Shines with a blissfulness for her new life. Before moving into the Mighty Acorn House, Jacidah lived with […]

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It’s Work

I love Kenya. I love it far more than I could ever express in words. I’ve said it a million times. Living in Kenya is a lot of work though. Nothing is simple, from brushing your teeth to making dinner, it’s a process. Since the water isn’t filtered and far from clean, never should you […]

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One of Them

It’s a funny thing, moving to a new place and figuring out where you fit in.   I’ve been here for almost two weeks and already things feel different..things are starting to feel normal. My room at the orphanage is feeling like it’s really mine; with every night that passes I wake up feeling more […]

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Say Hello to Selvine

Selvine. Tender hearted. Sensitive. Quiet. Radiates with not only love and beauty but with hope. A hope for a better future. A hope that things will change. A hope for opportunity. Before Selvine moved into the orphanage she was living with her mother in Kipsongo. Kipsongo being one of the worst slums in Kenya and full […]

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Just Call Me Teacher

I had stopped at the Seed’s Academy yesterday morning to say hello but little did I know that I was going to be asked to be a substitute teacher for a lesson! Many moons ago, childhood Kiara thought she wanted to be a teacher. I even enrolled in my first semester of college with a […]

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