Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Kenya Log Entry 12

The day after our visit to Mary Faith, we took a tour of Kibera Slum. Take everything bad I showed you about Mary Faith and magnify it a hundred times, and you still aren’t close to experiencing the largest slum in Africa, and one of the biggest in the world. 
  Madfish was our guide once again this year. 
 How is it possible to find hope in this place?

 But it’s possible to find hope anywhere. 
 The “bone guys” make jewelry from animal bones, and the work they do is beautiful. 
 The day we were there, a woman from Toronto, Jacky Habib, had brought a group of people to make their own jewelry. 
 For a small fee, they learned how to make several articles for themselves, with a lot of help from the bone guys. 
 Finally we made a home visit. This mother has a college education and is a school teacher in Kibera. Her husband had been a matatu driver before he was injured and is now unable to drive. Besides the couple and their two children, Shadrach and Mary, two other people live in this house. I was almost in the doorway when I took this picture, so that’s pretty much the entire place. 
 Not much room outside either. 
Yet, there is always Hope. 

1 comment:

Denise said...

The 2 times I was there I came out thinking "How do they do it"? I realized they have to! Most don't have another choice, so they do the best they can with what they have. God bless them!