PHOTOS OF THE MONTH 

October 2021

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 October 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.

  • #1

    A mother smiles in front of her family’s partially-completed new kitchen structure being built through the Healthy Homes program

  • #2

    Cousins Smiling

  • #3a

    Beryl, who oversees the Healthy Homes program, demonstrates to a grandmother how to backwash the family’s new water filter

  • #3b

    Two sisters and their grandparents

  • #5

    A family, with visiting cousins, posing for photos while a social worker was visiting

  • #6a

    Social worker Dorothy gets her shot during a staff Covid-19 vaccination drive

  • #6b

    UKR staff members intently listening during a training led by Weza Care Solutions

  • #6c

    A young man waters his family’s vegetable cone garden, which is protected by a simple fence from the family’s voracious chickens

  • #9a

    A girl, her young cousin, and her grandmother display a heavy stem of freshly harvested bananas from their farm

  • #9b

    A family eating lunch together at home

  • #9c

    Exuberance

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