Category Archives : From the Field

Tragedy in Solai, Kenya May 14, 2018

On May 9th, tragedy struck the town of Solai in Nakuru County Kenya.

After a long drought, the rains returned with a vengeance, making up for lost time. A large dam in Nakuru County had been steadily collecting water. And on Wednesday it finally burst under the pressure.

A group of 4 boys in ragged clothing sit on a fallen log.

Many children lost parents or siblings in this tragedy.

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African cake and Kenyan farm life April 12, 2018

The following is a special message from Michael Wafula, Childcare Worldwide’s director in Africa. It is also another post in our 30 Days of Prayer series. Every day in April, we are praying together for an end to hunger, because we know that when believers pray, mountains move. We are sharing a few of the posts here periodically, but it’s not too late to join in the full series. Sign up for daily emails here.

And now, enjoy reading as Michael shares about his experience growing up with limited resources in Kenya:

A man in a gray suit sits in an office chair, looking to the side and laughing.

Michael Wafula, Childcare Worldwide’s director in Africa.

Growing up in Trans-Nzoia County, in Western Kenya, a place commonly referred to as the “food basket” of our country, gave me an opportunity not only to admire vast maize plantations that dotted the landscape in my village, but also to a certain extent, dislike the work that was associated with farming.  (more…)