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We are home safe & sound, after a busy 3 weeks in Kenya. I will be washing the red dust of Africa from my hair & clothes for a long time. The itinerary was very full, tiring just to think of it. We have great stories of progress that wouldn't mean much at the United Nations, but each small triumph is a very big deal in the lives of individual families. Dr. John McNulty, friend & former colleague at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, accompanied me on this trip. We hit the ground running, traveling to UpendoVillage in Naivasha the morning after our arrival: a short visit there, reviewing our projects & purchasing craft items. However, we visited the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp being helped by Sister Florence. There we saw need truly desperate…and touching. Little can be done for immediate help, but we put it in the think tank for future work. These camps were begun by the government nearly 2 years ago after the post-election strife. Tents built to last 6 months are threadbare, with no electricity or running water. People are carrying on as best they can, with a makeshift school and kids…well, just being kids. We’ve scheduled a solar cooking workshop there in October, which will offer some help.