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World Disability Day - Kibera, Kenya
Recently the world focused on the issues surrounding the disabled. Crutches 4 Africa, working together with NGO groups in Nairobi, went into the Kibera slum protected by an armed contingent of police with automatic weapons.
Kibera was recently marked as the world’s third worst slum and has only recently acquired some sources of water. Scenes of alleys choked with garbage and children playing in piles of rotting refuse are common. We entered this setting to deliver mobility devices to people who lack almost everything. We were greeted with rejoicing and after a round of speeches; we delivered what we had brought to them and turned it over to the disability group leaders who have arisen in this squalor. Giving them the tools needed to empower the people in their group.
We have been here before and we will return again to build upon the foundation of good will and hope. We departed with the prayers of those there who remain in that place called Kibera, still ringing in our ears.
David & Candice Talbot