Tuesday, January 15, 2008

...In Action!!

When Ladies in Action was founded, it was indeed a group of ladies from Kisumu that got together just to do their bit for the society that so desperately needs support. Over the years, it has grown well beyond but always dependant upon the goodwill of individual donors and volunteers from all over the world.
My father recently retired after 30 years of hard work. He thought he was going to now sit back and rest his feet. Alas, Kenya had different plans for him and now he is not just taking care of the books for the Ladies, he is one of the Ladies in Action! And there has certainly been no time for resting.
Ren has also been with the Ladies in Action for a year now and Derrick joins them quite often.
Yesterday, they visited Nyakongo Primary School and distirubted essentials to 180 children and then went on to Mayembe Kodera School where 100 children were given basic food needs to take home.
I have always had great respect for those who just get out and do what needs to be done, particularly at this moment as I listen to the radio boradcasting live from the opening of the 10th Parliament. Our MPs are all squabbling over whether to have a secret ballot or public one and being paid hundreds of thousands of shillings. If they could all just accept to give up one month of salaries (our MPs are one of highest paid in the world) and donate it to the needs of our country and to all the chaos, deaths and displaced people that are a direct consequence of their politics. They must all be held accountable.

1 comment:

christi said...

Thanks very much for setting up this blog. Mostly I am posting this comment to let you know you're not alone, there are many of us out here that are with you in spirit and grateful for all that you do. I want to encourage all of you to continue your work, to keep the faith, to know you're not alone. As bad as the news is, it's better to know what is going on and I come to the blog to get a better idea of the current situation and also to understand what is being done to help. Thank you.