Monthly Archives: November 2011

Where Do You Live?

Kitale Market

Now that everyone is aware that the house hunt has begun, I have had many questions arise as to where I live. I do not live at Mattaw. Mainly for two reasons: the housing there is not available for staff, and there is no electricity. So, I live in the great city of Kitale–population 85,000. I do spend most of… (more…)

Beads of Life

Things have been very busy at Mattaw this week. We have visitors. To my left is Terri. She spent time this weekend teaching me and Pricilla (to Terri’s left) how to make African paper beads. Then the three of us had a party for the Mattaw girl’s and showed them how to make jewelry. The beads are made from magazine… (more…)


I have to write all the readers of this blog a special thank you! Our goofy little friend Peter Obote and his cousin Dan are fully sponsored. If you are still waiting on a sponsorship package, I contacted our sponsorship manager, and I hope to hear back  from her regarding the exact waiting period. Please bear with us, we have… (more…)

The Mosquito has Landed

Sorry everyone for my lack of postings this week! The internet has been down, so despite my best efforts, I have not been able to post. So, I will try and catch you up quickly. I guess I should start by letting you know that I have Malaria. My roommate and I both have a case of it.  I must say… (more…)

Internet Down

Sorry I have not been able to post this week. My internet has been down, and on the few times it is up, the connection is not good enough to post a picture. Hopefully they will get the issues resolved soon. Thank you for your patience.

My Commute

I had indicated last week that on Monday’s I would try and feature photographs from my daily commute. I want to do this to share some of the interesting sites of Africa. I am sorry I did not get the pictures posted yesterday because of a combination of lots or real work at Mattaw, and no internet when I got… (more…)

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .

Since coming to Mattaw, I have been impressed with how effectively the children are fed. Each child gets the needed food, and has a well balanced diet. I had been concerned, however, that the children could benefit from having vitamin supplements. In particular, the children with special health problems would benefit from supplements. Some students at Eldorado High School heard about… (more…)