Volunteering in Nakuru was truly an inspiring and life changing experience. I stayed one month with a local family while volunteering at the hospital there. The family was unbelievably welcoming and so enthusiastic to have me stay with them. The people of Nakuru were so kind and excited to have us visit. On weekends I could travel and see the beautiful country. Can't wait to go back!!
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Visiting Kenya with Nakuru Kenya Family Project was fantastic.
It was great to see the visible effects of the work over timescales of days and actually meet the people that were benefitting directly.
Those leading this programme have a great heart for the people of Nakuru and go to unbelievable lengths to lift them up and help them out.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Kenya and was challenged by both the situations I faced but also the people working tirelessly to help them.
Volunteering with the Nakuru Kenya Family Project was life changing. A cliche I know but they are the only words I could use to describe the experience when I returned to my job, home, family, friends and luxuries I now try to value more. The beauty of this project is that you can do something different every day; help the kindy kids (including playing games with them during breaks! yes that is work!), doing chores in the kitchen, visiting families from the project, building toilets...there is so much choice and diversity so boredom is not an option! I was also able to choose where any money I wanted to donated while I was over there, went. I could pay the small amount for a hospital visit for a sick child or their family member, put food on a family's table or buy supplies for the classroom. The accommodation is terrific, like living in a massive share house with people who share meals and of course laughs together. It took me just over a week to get my bearings around Nakuru but Susan and her project "family" make the transition easy. I'll be heading back over there for sure!
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