Today marked an exciting day for my work in Kenya - I got a car!
After 6 years of piecing together transportation to get myself and
my teams all across the western half of this country (often with
great difficulty), I was able to purchase a car for our newest
I am launching a project all about HIV disclosure to children -
guiding families through the difficult process of telling their
children that they were born infected with HIV. We are putting
counselors in place and following families through this process for
2 years at 8 different HIV clinics across Kenya. The clinics are
quite spread out, with two of them requiring a 3-hour drive from
Eldoret (in different directions), and so this car is crucial to
our ability to coordinate the counselors and research personnel and
care for families at these 8 different clinics.
I had actually not laid eyes on this car before today; it was
purchased through the scouting of our transportation director in
Nairobi. It's 8 years old, but in great shape and very nice. Our
whole team (me included) is amazed by its luxury.
I'm so thankful today for this great car to help us figure out
how to take better care of families with children with HIV. Happy