Friday, December 9, 2011

Maururi Slums

The wide lane narrows as we enter the slum area. Dust covers everything. Houses are made of rusty iron sheets, crooked wood stakes, torn canvas. Electrical poles support a wire or two. Flowers poke up here and there. Adorable children swarm all around.

Brenda is a beautiful woman who cares so much for the people in the slums of Kenya. During our hectic day of business development work, we took a break to visit the Maururi Slums. We got no more than 10 meters into that area before she began greeting people by name…dozens of them. She knows almost everyone in that ramshackle town and as she greets them she cups their faces in her hands, looks into their eyes, and tells them how much she believes in them and that she loves them. I’m so honored to be part of this experience alongside a Godly, compassionate woman like Brenda.