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Discover the Truth About Medical Volunteer Work in Kenya…

Medical Volunteer

Kenya’s a popular destinations for volunteer work.


A number of volunteer organizations are based in Kenya and an even larger number of people in need of help.

And Lisa Harvey should know.

Lisa’s first medical volunteer experience was in Kenya at an HIV/AIDS clinic where she provided medical assistance to the people of Nairobi.

Since then she’s volunteered around the world – from Canada to Brazil – and share’s her insider tips for women considering volunteering as well…


How Dr. Lehman is Saving Lives on Africa’s Lake Tanganyika…


Just how MASSIVE?

Lake Tanganyika is:

  • the world’s second largest freshwater lake, containing nearly one fifth of all the world’s fresh water;
  • divided among four countries including Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia; and
  • home to 12 million people!

Dr. Amy G. Lehman sums it up perfectly…

It’s the most important part of the world that you’ve never heard of.

And she should know.

Dr. Lehman is the founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic that has provided medical outreach to 350,000 people along Lake Tanganyika and counting.

Learn how Dr. Lehman and her team are saving lives on Lake Tanganyika…


How to Volunteer in Africa with Village Experience…

Volunteer in Africa

My journey to Kenya began as a Grad School backpacker in 2006…

Now, after more than 30 trips to this spectacular country, I am proud to call it my second home.  Kenya has captured my heart and with each return trip, I leave more and more of it behind.

I have read that,

You cannot leave Africa and then expect to be satisfied in ordinary living. You will have to continue doing extraordinary things, because you know what can be done in the world, and you know what you are capable of doing, and you know that, wherever you go, many lives will depend on your willingness to exercise your privileges and skills on their behalf.”  – Josh Ruxin 

To this I say, “Karibu Kenya” which translates to Welcome to Kenya.

To everyone who has ever thought of traveling to this country, you will be forever changed and forever grateful…


I Have Lived Through Danger and I Am Grateful For It

I was 19 and studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa when the accident happened

While I was walking across the street, a van ran into me at full speed.

It broke my femur, struck my head, and threw me into the opposing lane of traffic.  I don’t remember that myself, I heard it from others later.

I only remember opening my eyes to see a bright blue sky, rapidly being eclipsed by the people converging over me…


How Molly Melching (Founder of Tostan) is Changing Africa…

Imagine an organization that…

  • encourages education for all people (especially women and girls);
  • teaches techniques to parents that will improve their child’s development ;
  • works to end Female Genital Cutting (FGC);
  • changes attitudes about child marriage;
  • helps former prisoners reintegrate into their communities; and
  • brings sustainable solar energy projects to communities.

Sounds improbable, right?

Wrong.  There is such an organization and its name is Tostan.

Tostan’s mission is to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights.

Learn how Tostan founder – Molly Melching – has been changing lives for the past four decades and is still going strong…