In the last two weeks, the ReACT Kenyan team has been busy providing some much needed basics for many children in both our Home Based Care program as well as the surrounding community.
I for one know (my wife will verify this!) that a good sleep is not optional if I expect to function, let alone accomplish anything during the day. Rest is not wasted time but rather imperative to proper daily function and yet many Kenyan families routinely sleep on the floor of their huts instead of a proper bed. Recently, the Kenyan Team provided mattresses for the families in the Home Based Care program and they were received with joy and thankfulness! Too often its the "little things" that make a huge difference.
Similarly, this week many children in the Home Based Care families also received a new pair of shoes. This too may seem like a luxury to many of these children but how many of us would think it optional to go bare foot instead?
We are grateful to all our friends and partners that understand that its the small things in life that often make the biggest difference. The children of Kenya say "Asante"!