It is early Wednesday morning, and I am with my two daughters. We navigate Nairobi’s tangled traffic and pulsing central business district on our way to visit the Maisha Girls’ Safe House. We are only approximately 20 minutes from bustling downtown Nairobi and immediately sense that this is a truly safe space for the dozens of girls who call it home. It is our first visit here and I can already tell that, besides excitement, there is something different moving in me.
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In the midst of all the confusion, anxiety and uncertainty, God’s light keep shining through the youth we serve, bringing hope as they stand in solidarity with those experiencing pain, fear, loneliness and grief. With a population of more than 47 million people, Kenya currently has 30,636 confirmed cases of COVID-17, 638 Recovered patients, and 487 deaths reported to date. Source: Ministry of Health Press Briefing August 18, 2020
Kenya has been ranked as the third poorest lower-middle-income country globally according to the latest report released by the World Bank titled State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021. The report revealed that over 40 percent of Kenyans live in extreme poverty, 17 percent higher than Zimbabwe which has previously been regarded as one of the poorest countries in the world.....
Six months ago today I was ordained a Catholic priest… yes… you read that correctly! Don’t know about you, but it does not feel like it was half a year ago. Time moves strangely these days.
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