The Kenya Rising staff regularly take pictures during field work, when they are out of the office conducting small workshops or visiting families and schools. To encourage great photography and to provide motivation for taking the best pictures possible, we on the Friends of Kenya Rising board have been voting for our favorite photos and in doing so choosing the “Top Ten” photos for each month. Because the fruits of our staff members’ work is informative and inspiring, we are not surprised that the photos they take are also informative and inspiring. As we share below the Top Ten photos from June 2021, we would like to voice our appreciation for all staff members’ efforts supporting students and families as they build a better future. Thanks to each and every one of the dedicated and hard working Kenya Rising staff.
A student in our programs smiling on the veranda outside her home.
A mother threshes her freshly harvested beans.
A grandmother joyfully pets the calf she was finally able to buy; soon the family will have plenty of milk without worrying about its cost.
Brother and sister working on their homework after school.
A young girl shows of one of the grafted mango seedling her family requested and received.
A youth from one of the families we serve digs holes for a new banana orchard.
A woman smiles as greets her neighbor while showing her farm’s excellent progress to one of our agriculture staff.
Siblings show off some of their family’s newly received (and now newly planted) fruit seedlings.
A few members of a big family with the mattresses and blankets they requested and received as part of Family Care.
A mother, her two boys, and their cow; a cow costs many months’ average-income and is a major accomplishment for them, hence the smiles.
Guardians from new families receiving their SunKing solar lights.