Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jeanne's Final Word

My week here has been amazing. I've learned so much about the importance of nonprofit organizations and what they do. I really had no idea how important they are in the lives of so many people. If you've ever considered volunteering, do it! These kids are great. They get their basic needs met, but there are so many of them, and so few adults. Believe me, when you walk into a room and are greeted by a chorus of How are you?, to be followed by a swarm of hugs and kisses, your heart will melt. For me, the biggest thing I will take away from here is a lifelong commitment to stay involved. I've met many people this week who have chosen to step up and help those less fortunate. They are selfless people and they inspire me. I've no words to express my gratitude to GVN for this opportunity. Courtney and Irene have been fantastic host. They are nyawira, hard working women. Asante Sana, thank you very much, to you both. Please sign up for a fundraiser. You will be making a difference in the lives of so many.
Picture: Two beautiful kids at Mama Tunza's Orphanage in Kibera.

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