Saturday, June 20, 2009


The next four additions to Rift Valley came down to the clinic today for check-ups!





All four of these kiddos are about 7 years old. Emanuel is Jackson's older brother (who came yesterday).

And I also found out that Dixon, who came yesterday, is the older brother of January! (see older post) Even though they look NOTHING alike! Gotta love it!

Caren and Dr. Frank!

Emanuel getting things checked out!

And again, the good news is that all four are HIV negative!

Day of the African Child

Last Tuesday, June 16th, was the International Day of the African Child. I attended an event outside of Karatu, in a town called Changarawe. All of the local primary school children were invited - to sing and dance, make presentations. And then prizes where given out to children at the top of their classes. There had been a soccer game on Monday, in honor of The African Child, and the winning team was given a trophy! The winners happened to be the team from Rift Valley Children's Village - although, the adults, not the kids play on this team.

Anyway, here are a couple of pics:

Yohane, Jackson, Dixon and Bonaface!

I am pleased to introduce the four newest additions to Rift Valley Children's Village!
Jackson and Yohane

Dixon marched around the FAME clinic like he owned the place! Posing here with his hands on his hips - too cute! He was all smiles and laughter!

And last but not least, little Bonaface (with one of the Rift Valley Mamas).


Here is Bonaface being weighed by two of our nurses, Siana and Safi. Skinny little guy!

We don't know the ages of these kiddos (my guess is 5, 4, 2, 1 1/2) But who knows! They are all so underweight. But the good news is that they are all HIV negative!

Monday, June 8, 2009


They just keep coming!

Introducing the newest addition to RVCV ... January (aka Janu)!

Five months old and a big boy! Legs like Coleton!

Here is January with Ellie, getting his first check up at the FAME Clinic.

This is Ema (see older post) who is now seven months and doing so well!

Side by side, two months apart but you would never know it!

Ema came in (here with Elissa) to get a malaria test, wasn't feeling great - but he was negative!

Happy Boy!!!