Ruby in the Rift Project Manager Alyssa O’Connor takes over the Cross World Africa blog! While she was in the field leading reproductive health workshops and distributing menstrual cups with Ruby Cup, she met an amazing Kenyan woman leading the local empowerment charge: Golda Ayodo. While visiting her foundation located in a small village outside of Kisumu, Alyssa couldn’t help but bring one more project to Cross World Africa’s plate.
When we say “Holy Cow” about our 2018 project in Kenya, we mean it. As some of you know, livestock in Kenya is not only considered a sign of wealth, but is a sacred blessing to a family. In June 2018, Cross World Africa donated a record number of twenty-one cows, surpassing the previous mark of seven.
Three years ago, Cross World Africa teamed up with future project leader, Kenneth Owade, to help provide opportunities for young children growing up in Nairobi’s largest slum, Kibera. The Kibera Food Bank and Scholarship Project stocks the food bank within the local YMCA and provides funding for children whose families cannot afford school fees and uniforms.
Cross World Africa Board President Eric Garvin was recently honored by the US Air Force Academy for his service and work in East Africa. Eric’s time serving his country instilled in him a desire to keep serving humanity, and he has helped carry the CWA mission to new heights since taking over the board. Please check out the links below to read the story and video published by the US Air Force.