The Story of Loveness

I met Loveness, a member of New Hope for Girls Organization, in July 2016. Consoler -- NHGO's founder and mom to 32 rescued girls -- asked me how old I thought Loveness was. I looked at her small frame and guessed 6 or 7 years old. In fact, Loveness was 12. She had...

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English girl in East Africa

English girl in East Africa

It’s good to be back. You may remember me, Katie Garner, from such chronicles as ‘How to eat your way around New York’ in 2010, or ‘How not to navigate the Congo’ in 2012, or ‘Various shades of coffee shop’ in Portland, Oregon 2015. Now, I’m back with East Africa...

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Bakery Training at Togetherness Cooperative

Bakery Training at Togetherness Cooperative

As a donor and volunteer for African Road, it doesn't get much better than this: Pulling up to the Togetherness Cooperative in person for the first time, feeling the breeze, seeing the view, smelling the farm, and knowing it really is real. On Tuesday, I was delighted...

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VICOBA begins in Kenya!

VICOBA begins in Kenya!

Last week, African Road Changemaker David Clemy travelled to Kibwezi, Kenya to lead the first session of VICOBA training. Kibwezi is a rural community in dry, Eastern Kenya on the road between Mombasa and Nairobi. Access to water is one of life’s major challenges in...

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