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A Motto for Life

Scrawled on a crossbeam in the Good Samaritan orphanage is this inspiring motto: “Never lose hope in life.” Despite all its travails, Mathare is a place where people hang onto hope, sometimes desperately, sometimes by a gossamer thread. As John has told me, it is not a lack of material or financial resources that is … Read More

Making Chapati

Today, they’re making chapatti, a Kenyan tortilla, that is one of the staples of the local diet. It starts with forming the maize flour into dough.

The Kitchen

Let’s go into Good Samaritan’s kitchen and see what the older kids are preparing.

Wash Day

When you have well over one hundred children under roof and no washing machine or dryer, wash day can be quite an adventure.