Five minutes away

These days, I struggle with time. Perhaps it’s “Africa Time,” that isn’t easily shaken. Time is governed by relationships, not by a schedule. Today I noticed something more. By simply being in California, I feel like I am five minutes away from anything. We are in the same time zone, and Orange County isn’t asContinue reading “Five minutes away”

Top 5 Places to Eat in Nairobi!

We thought it might amuse some and help others to know which restaurants we frequented the most and would suggest as the top restaurants in Nairobi. One of the benefits of living in Nairobi is the plethora of ethnic foods. No doubt we are biased, but all the same, here are the top 5 favorites:Continue reading “Top 5 Places to Eat in Nairobi!”

Pictures from the Microfinance Home Visit (to our house)

  The group in our livingroom.. Homemade chips and salsa!  Esther’s daughter, Peace  Francis (loan officer)  Receiving a wonderful gift from the group!   Receiving another gift…   A very wonderful farewell cake! as traditionally served to each other…   a very sweet cake it was!  A lot of dishes to wash… Front row (left to right): Francis,Continue reading “Pictures from the Microfinance Home Visit (to our house)”

What is an Economy (and Microfinance) For?

More and more I’m convinced that the primary purpose of microfinance is to assist in stabilizing and promoting the common well-being of a household. It can do this in a variety of ways, but most often through its provision of various financial tools to provide an environment of stability (and in some cases) growth. Furthermore,Continue reading “What is an Economy (and Microfinance) For?”