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11/27: French Beans on Saturdays

Usually on Saturday morning I get up early, crash and bump my way the hour or so to the outskirts of Nairobi to the Indu Farms processing plant to pick up the vegetables for Mary’s place and for the several hundred orphans in Machakos. Then I crash and bump my…...

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11/20: Community Building Project

For some time I have been wanting to find a way to to give some work to the women of the community, with almost no success. Finally something came to me. The structure of the dam is completed, and the bare slopes of it are very vulnerable to erosion when…...

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11/12: New Journal Entry

Morning, I know it’s Monday morning for you, but I posted a journal entry anyway, figuring you could absorb the blow, and besides, the internet is working here for a change and I’m making hay while the moon shines (very beautifully here tonight). So double up on the lattes and…...

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11/07: Dam It: Red Rhino Style

Well partners, The dam is finished except for some final manual work on the spillway. Some things called gabions. Wire mesh structures filled with big rocks. The rain held off and for the most part the dozer did its thing. A few brief rests while parts got welded. Thank you…...

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11/06: An Update on Wilson

Meet Wilson [singlepic=219,200,150,,left]We have added a special section updating our supporters on Wilson, a young Kenyan farmer-turned-medical student. David met Wilson when he first arrived in Kenya nearly two years ago. His story is one of hope so we plan to keep you updated as he makes his way through…...

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11/01: RROP.org 3.0

Dear RROP Family, We are pleased to officially announce the relaunch of RROP.org.  As the third incarnation of the popular Web site, we have tried to include the best of the previous versions while incorporating new features that will better explain who we are and who we serve. Please take…...

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10/31: “The Dam is Finished!”

We just received news from David: “The Dam is Finished!” Check back soon for his personal update on the project. In the mean time, have a very happy All Hallow’s Eve! [singlepic=173,320,240,,]...

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Building the Dam | Day 3 | Part IV

The rainstorms were skirting us on three sides Let’s talk again soon. Yours for stored water, David...

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Building the Dam | Day 3 | Part III

Their job was to get the hard beans out of their dried pods. These beans were seed stock, for planting. Read more in Part IV ...

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Building the Dam | Day 3 | Part II

We went to a very nice chamba (small farm) to talk to a man about a tractor. It’s very difficult to get to the person who can make the decision, as every person along the way wants to seem important in our eyes, so there is a great deal of…...

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