Photos from the last few weeks

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Justine met Becca and David (before they were married!) at CBU – a special thing about them, is that they got married the day after Becca graduated from college! Which meant that they celebrated their three-year anniversary with us in Kenya. We are so grateful for their friendship, and the sweet time we spent together. Becca is a photographer, so all of the photo credit goes to her and David.

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View from the Pangani Center
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Ryan and I at the Pangani Center
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The kids were still on holiday, so the streets were packed with sweet little ones shouting for a “picha!”
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The micro-finance department hosts a training for new clients every other month – Ryan is setting up the registration form for clients as they enter. Becca took photos of each client for the department.
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Francis, a loan officer, beings the training
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Waiting for clients to come
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Ryan and Justine with Esther, head of Business Development Services.
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One of MoHI’s programs trains women in bead-making. For two days, Becca and David took photos of every single piece of jewelry currently in stock!
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The bracelets never ended!
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David and Becca with Loise, the production unit sewing teacher. She works with women who have already graduated from the six-month program in order to emphasize quality and further training skills.
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Ryan and Justine at the Kiambethu Tea Farm – one of our favorite places to visit
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Aren’t the tea fields spectacular?
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David and Becca with Fiona. Fiona’s family began the Kiambethu tea farm over 100 years ago. She graciously hosts visitors to learn about tea in Kenya, and enjoy a delicious meal at her home. We love visiting Fiona!
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We left early in the morning to go to Malindi – a few hours into the drive, we saw the spectacular Kenyan sunrise.
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A glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain in Africa!
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The Gede Ruins – abandoned somewhere around the 16th century, people are not sure who occupied this previous palace. The ruins are made completely of coral!
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We ran into this guy on a tour of the ruins. David captured this great photo!
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Some hallways were a tight squeeze
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Ryan took the camera to get a few photos of the photographers
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Ryan with the camera
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The current residents of the ruins
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We were persuaded into hiring a guide for the experience – and are so grateful that we did! Mr. Tea (Mr. Chai) taught us many interesting things about what archaeologists have discovered about this ancient community.
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Monkey
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IMG_1629.CR2 Becca and I – and a group photo!
(While it may look cool and overcast, it was actually quite humid and warm!)
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We took a short cut from Malindi to this town on the way back. It had been raining in this area for 3 days, and the roads had turned to rivers in many places. A story will come on this soon…

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