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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire’s 2011 Grant Recipient shares with us what she took away from her experience volunteering with Sure 24 in Kenya. You can read all of Emily’s posts here. After nearly two months of being back in the United States, I still find my heart and mind dwelling on the girls I met […]






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Editor’s Note: This week our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer checks in with us about her volunteer position with Sure 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya, and wraps up her one month experience abroad.  Below, she talks about the changes at Sure 24 that she has been a part of, and the challenges some of the […]






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Editor’s Note: This week our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer checks in from her volunteer position with Sure 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya.  Emily shares with us how Sure 24 started with education and is now benefiting the entire community they work in! The last week has been filled with washing clothes, feeding chickens, shoveling rocks, and a million other little […]






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Editor’s Note: This week our fellowship recipient Emily Lohmeyer checks in from her volunteer position with Sure 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya, and has a few new insights to share with us.  Below are the stories of both Nova and Wangare, two young girls who live at the Sure 24 orphanage. New Perspectives I’ve […]






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Editor’s Note: Our Fellowship Recipient Emily Lohmeyer has another installment to this weeks update from SURE 24, a children’s orphanage in Kenya.  Emily has been been at Sure 24 since late December, and has been talking to the women and girls of Sure 24 who are interested in sharing their stories, below is Mama Shiro’s […]






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Nyumbani – Home December 29, 2011 I’ve finally arrived at my long awaited destination: Nakuru, Kenya. I left Sure 24 Children’s home two and a half years ago. With the support of a grant from Stirring the Fire, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to return for the newest addition to Sure 24, a brand […]






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Lady Mekanika Project Adverse poverty coupled with high levels of unemployment rates and school drop-outs have deterred the empowerment and development of youth in district of Makadara in Kenya, despite the fact that Makadara community is home of hundreds of factories in Nairobi’s industrial area.  Many youth are seen idling on the byways or are […]






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“I want to be a civil servant to nurse people without any discrimination of tribe, race, colour or religion. I am ready to serve people according to my scope of work with respect and dignity to human life. I want to make a difference by being ready to serve and not to be served. The […]






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Far too often young women face overwhelming obstacles that prevent them from getting an education.  In Kenya girls must overcome long-standing traditions such as female circumcision, polygamy and wife inheritance. Village Volunteers and The Butterfly Project scholarship fund, founded by Carole Peccorini in 2005, creates college education opportunities for promising young East African women who […]






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