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.
View from the Pangani Center
Ryan and I at the Pangani Center
The kids were still on holiday, so the streets were packed with sweet little ones shouting for a “picha!”
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.
Francis, a loan officer, beings the training
Waiting for clients to come
Ryan and Justine with Esther, head of Business Development Services.
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!
The bracelets never ended!
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.
Ryan and Justine at the Kiambethu Tea Farm – one of our favorite places to visit
Aren’t the tea fields spectacular?
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!
We left early in the morning to go to Malindi – a few hours into the drive, we saw the spectacular Kenyan sunrise.
A glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain in Africa!
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!
We ran into this guy on a tour of the ruins. David captured this great photo!
Some hallways were a tight squeeze
Ryan took the camera to get a few photos of the photographers
Ryan with the camera
The current residents of the ruins
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.
Becca and I – and a group photo! (While it may look cool and overcast, it was actually quite humid and warm!)
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…