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Posts for 2013

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Visit to Nairobi, Kenya

Posted by Patty Hall on June 5, 2013

After 2 long flights, Minneapolis to Paris, and Paris to Nairobi, I arrived to the hustle and bustle of the Kenya airport.  It was filled with people holding signs and cab drivers grabbing my bags.  Fortunately, Christopher Mutuku met me at the airport and we were on our way. I am staying for the night […]

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Kenya School visits-is your project featured?

Posted by Patty Hall on June 6, 2013

Today we left Nairobi for a drive to Central Kenya to visit 5 schools. Sadly, we missed one school as it began to rain and the roads turned into a slippery, muddy, mess. We visited: Mutamaiyu School, Ndururi School, Njonjoro School and Matuiku School. After many hours in the car we stopped at our first […]

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Nanyuki area visit- Kenya

Posted by Patty Hall on June 8, 2013

Today I visited schools near Nanyuki Kenya. During the night, it rained quite a bit, so the roads on the way to the first school were trecherous.  It is a good thing that we have a tough safari vehicle and a great driver.  At one point we were sliding from side to side along a muddy […]

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Kathungu School- H2O’s first school revisited!

Posted by Patty Hall on June 13, 2013

The H2O for Life team visited Kathungu School in Kenya to see how WASH in Schools has impacted the students. We were warmly welcomed by all teachers, the parent committee and our implementing partners from Kenya Rainwater Association. In 2008, Irondale HS helped fund a rainwater catchment system for Kathungu Primary School.  We are delighted to […]

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Photos from Kenya

Posted by Patty Hall on June 14, 2013

We are on a few days of safari at Kenyan game parks before we will visit our last 2 schools.  Today we spent time visiting a school for young mothers that need to be educated and learn a skill.  The home for the young women is sponsored by Messiah Lutheran Church in Minnesota.  We met […]

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Giraffe, Rhinos and more

Posted by Patty Hall on June 15, 2013

Today we completed a second game drive at Lake Nakuru. The landscape is beautiful- the photos do not do it justice. We saw many animals, not as many as at Sweetwaters, but the looking is always fun. We are enjoying some down time before we head back to the car for the journey to Lake […]

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Masai Mara

Posted by Patty Hall on June 17, 2013

Today we left Navaisha early to head to the Masai Mara.  It was a long drive with the last 30 miles over very bumpy and dusty roads.  On the way to the Mara we stopped in Narok.  Chris needed to secure park tickets and what should have been a simple procedure took about a half […]

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Fallen in love with Africa

Posted by Patty Hall on June 18, 2013

Hanson’s and Malone’s here, Heck of a day here in the Mother Land, started off with a 6am wake up call, delicious breakfast buffet and off we went on a day long safari! Within the first few minutes Bdette laid her eyes on a surprisingly cute hyena, or “Yena” as Christopher likes to call them, […]

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Thrilling cheetah kill!

Posted by Patty Hall on June 18, 2013

Here are photos that Tanner took today on Safari.  We witnessed a cheetah kill from start to finish. It took about 45 minutes of perseverance, followed by the chase and kill.  We stayed around another hour to watch the cheetah and surrounding animals.  It was a thrill and fascinating.  GREAT way to end our game […]

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Wrapping up the School Year!

Posted by Patty Hall on July 10, 2013

Breaking news!  As of July 10, for the year 2013, H2O for Life Schools have donated……..drum roll….. $419,992 for WASH in Schools. Congratulations to all participants! We anticipate that more dollars will flow through our doors by schools that have not yet sent in their funds.  These dollars will be matched by our NGO partners […]