Roger is a man with two passions: Music and helping others. He is an orphan and refugee from the Congo who is looking to open a shelter for orphans, widows, and others in need. He also want to teach young orphaned children to play instruments so they can heal through the power of music and also find new employment opportunities.
Mary "Mum" Wanderi is the Founder and Director of Living Positve Kenya. She is the proud mother of every woman who has walked through the LPK doors.
A profile on Ann, the Community Health Worker for Living Positive Kenya. She was once a member of the LPK support groups herself, but has since gone on to become a symbol of hope and a shoulder to lean on for women with HIV in her community.
Since graduating from LPK's Women Economic Empowerment Program, Tabitha has become a beacon of hope for many of the women of LPK. She works in the LPK office as a receptionist and mentors many of the new women who enter the program bitter about their newfound status.
Naomi has gone from living on the streets to working in a salon and providing for her two daughters, thanks to the work of LPK.
Good fortune graced Carol's life and put her on the path that eventually led her to LPK and a healthy recovery after a good Samaritan offered her shelter, food, and employment.
Beth is a proud mother, owner of her own butchery shop, and an ambassador for HIV and AIDS awareness in her community.
A profile on Anastasia and her sister, Helen. Anastasia has been taking care of Helen and her children since she contracted HIV in June. Anastasia is confident, though, that with LPK's support, she will soon have her sister back.
The third in a series of profiles on the strong women of Living Positive Kenya. This time, we meet Mary--a woman who has overcome stigmatization from her family and Depression and found happiness again in self-love.
A profile on the inspiring Beatrice, a graduate from the Women Economic Empowerment Program at Living Positive Kenya.
Information about the amazing work done by the organization, Living Positive Kenya, to alleviate the suffering of women and their children suffering from HIV and AIDS in Ngong, Kenya.
My pal Fabio talks about how his daughter and those closest to him helped lift his spirits during a difficult time.
Jason was our host in Kerry for two nights. His is an inspiring story of perseverance. Jason is the product of loving parents who instilled love and wisdom on their children from a young age. After losing his father when Jason was only 10, his mother went on to raise him and his sisters on her own, teaching them firsthand the value of a strong work ethic. I'm sure his father would be proud of the man Jason went on to become.
For those who don't know, Pescara is a lovely little beach town a two hour drive east from Rome. Just as Trevor and I were about to set foot on the warm sand, this Nigerian dude emerged out of nowhere, seemingly popping out from behind a lamp post. He held long colourful threads of yarn... Continue Reading →
The beautiful thing about sleeping in hostels is you never know who you're going to meet. I met Michela at a hostel in Koh Lipe beach in Thailand last summer. I came back to the room after a day of snorkelling, and there she was--my new roommate. The conversation quickly extended beyond the basic "Where... Continue Reading →