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Column: This jewellery could help save a woman from sexual violence

Column: This jewellery could help save a woman from sexual violence

Fair-trade moccasins, jewellery support Sudbury native's Kenyan children's home and women's programs
<b>This is Faith. You helped save her life</b>

This is Faith. You helped save her life

Jacqueline Villeneuve updates us on four-year-old Faith. For a year, Zawadi la Tumaini struggled to get her the surgery she needs. Today, Dec. 6, she’s receiving it
This is Faith: She and her new family need your help

This is Faith: She and her new family need your help

There is nothing greater than a parent’s love for their child. As a parent, you will do anything to support your child. You are there through the good times and the bad. Through sickness and in health.
Column: We're trying to build dreams for Kenya's orphans

Column: We're trying to build dreams for Kenya's orphans

People often ask me what continues to motivate me to advocate for the orphaned children of Kenya. In early August, I was reminded how lucky the children at Zawadi la Tumaini Children’s Home are to have our home — and each other.

Big changes for 2014 started with a big surprise

The holiday season was a time of joy and excitement in our home. The children were looking forward to their first Christmas in our home and it seemed all of the Zawadi la Tumaini staff were in the holiday spirit.
Wise words and a lesson in giving

Wise words and a lesson in giving

“Our success relies on education. Without education we will not be able to provide for our families and escape this cycle of poverty.” These are the wise words of Dennis Otieno, a 17-year-old from Soweto Slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
Westgate Mall tragedy hits close to home

Westgate Mall tragedy hits close to home

In times of tragedy, we often try to find words to express the emotions we are experiencing. And following the attacks that took place in Nairobi on Sept. 21, I have no words. The pain I feel for my city leaves me with a sinking feeling in my chest.
The angry boy with the thumbtacks

The angry boy with the thumbtacks

Mischievous, obnoxious, careless, aggressive – these were all words used to describe Steven by his previous teacher in Soweto before joining us at Zawadi la Tumaini.
Giving faith to Faith — why we do what we do

Giving faith to Faith — why we do what we do

Faith came to us in a desperate time. She was lost and unloved. For so long, she had no one to care for her and watch over her. At eight years old, she had lost hope. Faith came from a broken home.