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Recent Successes with the SiSi Fund in Western Kenya

By Joshua Machinga Kitale, Kenya: Last year Elizabeth Namaswa received a small-business loan of $200 from one of Village Volunteers’ alumni volunteers, which she invested in the green banana farming project in her village near Kitale. This project, started by Common Ground for Africa (CGA), is helping develop a strong banana farming sector in and […]

Blair’s volunteering experience at a Nepalese farm

By Blair Sando My ten-week visit to Nepal was nothing short of remarkable … and I have Mountain View Eco Farm to thank for that.  Though my journey to Nepal was not easy, after a few short days I began to really dive in to my role on the farm. I began to learn more […]

A glimpse of New Light

BY DINA BENNETT Come Along With Me…… Sangita Dey was driven from her village home by profound poverty. Actually, that’s not strictly accurate. Profound poverty didn’t drive her from her home – it drove her to believe a man who came to her village and promised that he would take care of her and her […]

Education is my life – A journey that led to the Sirua Aulo Academy

By Emmanuel Leina Tasur John Dewey said “Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.” How true that is. I strongly believe that education in whatever form is a lifelong quest and no one should ever be tired of learning until their day here ends. This is the story of my lifelong quest […]

A new child care center in Kenya and a phenomenal new volunteer opportunity!

Sister Freda is all heart. Any volunteer who works with her expresses how fortunate he/she is to have worked alongside someone so utterly immersed in service. But while most of what we talk about regarding the Sister Freda Foundation has to do with the copious medical services and facilities she provides to thousands in Kitale, […]

Jeff in Kenya: Stepping out of one comfort zone to create a whole new one in Africa

By Jeff Loehring I decided to venture to Kenya on September 4, 2013. I had never traveled outside of the United States…so arriving in Narobi was eye opening and exciting to say the least. My blood was pumping as I tried to take in the environment around me. No matter how much I wanted to crawl […]

Being the Change: The remarkable story of the Weiss Scholarship Fund

By Brett Weiss On June 8th I took off from O’Hare Airport on my fourth trip to Kenya in the last 6 years. I was joined by Emily Egan who is a Religion Teacher at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, IL. I am a Social Studies Teacher at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, […]

What it’s like to be at Mountain View Eco Farm, Nepal

In 2013, a wonderful young man named Sterling Dragoo, a gap year student, was the first of our volunteers to go to Mountain View Eco Farm in Nepal. We are so grateful for this warm and poignant piece that Sterling wrote about his volunteer experience at MVEF, which paints an oh-so inviting picture of its breathtaking landscape, the rewarding nature of the […]

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