Service Trip 2007

During this past year, Barb Bodner, of Oak Park, Illinois, experimented with soapmaking, using materials readily available in Kenya.  On our first day in Kenya, she was off & running teaching the Mukuru women's group how to make and market the soap, with the help of Carol Flasnick, a volunteer from Helena, Montana.  The same program was held in Naivasha at Upendo Village, and in western Kenya in Kitale (after a marvelous singing/dancing greeting by Turkana women).  Soapmaking will provide a profitable small business opportunity for these women's groups.  Barb is nothing short of a genius for being able to work her chemistry magic under conditions less than ideal and across formidable language barriers.  

On April 17, 2007

"...even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."

An Ordinary Woman

Dr. Harrison is the 2007 recipient of the Helena, Montana Soroptimist award to "Women Who Make A Difference."  The following is her comment about this award:

An Ordinary Woman