Tuesday, August 04, 2009

ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " C "


Hi everyone. I'm back from a Kenya trip full of memories. Today is ABC Wednesday and the letter is " C ".
" C "
is for the Maasai Children at the Compassion International project in Kimera, Kenya.
We were very fortunate to visit this site which has been in existance for only one year.
One Year ago the Maasai and the Kickuyu tribes were in a violent war with many families killed and their homes ravaged.
Through Compassion International sponsorship many displaced families have been fed and the children given a chance to go to school again. One of the most exciting things has been the two warring tribes now peacefully attending this school together.
These beautiful Maasai girls sang and danced for us. Caring teachers and volunteer social workers are going into the homes of sponsored children and helping to relieve some desparate situations. Most of the homes have single mothers trying to make ends meet in a heavily decimated area caused by drought, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and war. It was heart-wrenching visiting some of the homes with the social workers. The extreme poverty is hard to fathom. The school and its feeding program brings brings hope to a seemingly hopeless situation.
Please enlarge the picture to see the beautiful traditional dress and the precious faces of each child.
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25 comments:

Mrs. Me said...

so good to have you back and so glad that you were able to have this experience!! The girls in the photo seem so happy you can't tell by their faces that their tribes were at war 1 year ago. God is Good!!

Joanna said...

What a beautiful photograph! Those young women are absolutely stunning and their clothing too. Thank you for giving the background. It sounds like you had a great trip.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! A really beautiful photo!
Thanks so much for sharing this! Have to admit that I envy you your trip!

Sylvia

Olivier said...

une belle photo, les habits sont très beaux et très colorés.
a nice photograph, clothes are very nice and very coloured.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Definitely a photo well worth enlarging. They are truly lovely!

Regina said...

Beautiful shots!

Mara said...

What a beautiful photo and your c could easily have been about colour, since it's absolutely bursting with it!
The joy is coming through the computer screen as well!

Roger Owen Green said...

compassion; can't get enough of that. Beautiful shot.
WV: poiseee - the extra poise of the young ladies.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a beautiful shot. You have also described it very well and made it most interesting.

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jel said...

WooHoo! your back!


The color of that shot is AWESome!


huggs

MedaM said...

Well come back home! Your trip is really a wonderful life experience. You are surely full of various impressions. This photo is really fantastic. Their traditional dress is colorful and interesting. The girls look happy; I hope it was not just because of you. It’s beautiful seeing them smiling.

Beverly said...

What a wonderful photo. How nice to hear from you again. I did read your Africa blog while you were gone.

How nice to see Compassion featured in your C photo. I sponsor a little girl and have just started sposoring one in Peru. I'm thinking of maybe signing up for a trip to Peru for spring.

Carol said...

Compassion.. definitely a great C. What a beautiful photo...I love the looks on their faces... beautiful color also.

Sunny said...

Wonderful photo. Enjoyed reading your blog.
Sunny :)

jay said...

What a lovely picture that is! And you're right, they're all beautiful young women. I love their dress, too!

Merisi said...

Simply gorgeous photography!

Welcome back,
I am looking forward to the goodies you snapped for us. ;-)

Moi said...

the vibrant colors of their dancing regalia and their beautiful faces......oh, what a treasure, Sue! So glad to have you back.....you were terribly missed.......am dying to hear and see and that you have to share.......am sure it was an enriching experience for you......do share more!!!!! But first, take rest ......hugs!!!! :)

Joy said...

Wonderful colours and a photo brimming with life. You would never guess the sad story behind it, children are resiliant

Faye Pekas said...

Welcome Back Sue!! I am so anxious to see and hear more about your trip.

This photo is wonderful. You're right, about their precious and smiling faces.

Janie said...

What a wonderful experience. I'm sure you did a great deal of good with your compassion and caring for these children.
The children are beautiful. Their native dress is so colorful and festive. They look like they're having a wonderful time.

RuneE said...

This must be a worthy C indeed!

Kate said...

The world needs more people of compassion. The photo of the children shows their joy and pleasure in being the center of some good attention and care.

bri kate & sophie said...

beautiful picture!!

Laurie said...

Welcome home!

I am just catching up with this series from your trip. I can only imagine the impact this trip had on you. It must really put things into perspective.

This is a joyful photo with so much color and depicts a rich culture.

CG said...

What a fab photo, full of life and vitality. All your Kenya posts have been so interesting and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing the experience with us.