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12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Wendy Dorton B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was told that I would go to Kenya to serve the people there but would soon discover that Kenya would serve me and my 13 year old son.

That was exactly what happened. I laughed, cried, and loved the Kenyan people. We helped them to build garden boxes, build fences and assisted them in creating sustainable resources that would help them year after year.

I love the fact that this organization doesn't simply give a hand out but gives a hand up instead. Helping the Kenyan people feel empowered to help themselves fosters a sense of independence and success- which is what the people want.

These beautiful people love with their whole heart. They want to improve their situations and allow future generations a better life.

1 Jentrey P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to Kenya with 100 Humanitarians just a few weeks ago and took my 11 year old daughter. Not only did it give her confidence I have not seen in her in years, but she made lifelong friends and saw what it was really like to serve and make an impact. It will be the first of many trips for me becuase of the impact these beautiful people have had on me and the impact and relationship I want to continue to have with them. There is such much good that this organization is doing. On our trip we did projects in Bomet painting a learning center and planting trees along side the local people. We visited a Girls Rescue Center, and taught them how to make their own underwear from used tshirts. We went to a school and taught and gave out Days for Girls kits and played with the children. We went to the Maasai village and spent time learning from their culture and building relationships and playing with the children. We built a fence for Mama Helen and saw how beautifully she improved on the gardens she was given weeks before. We built several tower gardens, planted more trees, and threw seed balls to establish more families, schools, and organizations.
You go to Kenya to serve, and you leave Kenya with pieces of your heart left behind and a new outlook on life and the things that really matter. I can't wait to go again!

1 Pamela A.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My husband and I went to Kenya with 100 Humanitarians this year and we are amazed at the way they served the people of Bomet and the Masai Mara. We not only built garden boxes but taught the people how to do so to become self sufficient. We also took part in building a training/mentoring center next to the sewing center. We set up a water project on the Mara. We taught and mentored the young men and young women students in a secondary school and at a girls shelter leaving many “Days for Girls” kits so the young girls can stay in school during their time of the month and continue their education. Definitely a worthy cause. All proceeds we donated went to the people we served and projects we worked on. I would totally go again! A life changing experience!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truly Amazing!!
I was so very blessed to have the opportunity to go to Kenya with them earlier this year and was truly humbled not only by Heidi and the entire organization but by the amazing people in Kenya!! Thank you David and Moses and the group I was able to serve with!! All those involved and the volunteers for each expedition are amazing and bring life changing experiences to all involved.

I have some health issues and was worried about slowing them down and didn’t want to be a burden but was told that I was not to worry about it and that they would love to have me on their team. Although, I am sure that they served me more than I served them I am grateful for the opportunity I was given to go, serve and bless those around me! Thank you all for the amazing opportunity and yes.... can’t wait to go again!

I love serving as a volunteer and would love to serve on their board someday as they are truly making a difference in the world.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

100 humanitarians does amazing work! I have been fortunate enough to go to Kenya twice and help with sustainable projects. I absolutely love this organization!

2 Becky M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been to Kenya twice with 100 Humanitarians! Everything from the people to the projects is truly a life changing experience.

2 Cristie Williams N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our 16 year old daughter went to Kenya with Heidi and 100 humanitarians. She still talks about it and the life changing impact is it had on her. We love the mission and the passion with 100 humanitarian. We will be sending her again!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been to Kenya twice with 100 Humanitarians. This last trip I took my 11 year old daughter with me. I will never be able to properly explain how being involved in these projects have help my life and the life of my family. I can only hope that what I have contributed has helped an ounce of what I have received. My heart will never be there same. I have also made life long friends and connections...which in my opinion is the most important part of Humanitarian work...the people!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've fallen in love with the work we do in Kenya. On both trips of which I've been a part, I've witnessed the pure love of spirit touching spirit. When we donated a cow to one lady, the entire village came out to greet us with a song of thanks that we could hear a quarter mile away. You can't imagine what an incredibly life-altering experience that is! On the other trip, we built fences for garden areas to keep out livestock (think chickens and goats) and let the plants thrive. And thrive they did!

Oh yes ... and safari. Never a bad thing. :)

Please, won't you join us?

2 Ashlynn Dayley H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been to Kenya 3 times with this organization, and it had been the best decision I've ever made. And I'm only 19.

2 Holly Ketcham K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Taking my two boys to Kenya was one of the best things I've ever done. When the thought first popped in my mind, I brushed it aside, thinking there was no way. We had too much going on, we couldn't afford it, it would be better to wait. However, for some reason I kept feeling this pull and I finally decided I knew I had to do it. I didn't know why or how, but I knew I had to. I followed my intuition and the universe took care of the rest.
There are no words to describe and do it justice. The land, the people, the service, the gratitude, and the love is greater than anything I've ever experienced. It opens your heart, healing you and all those around you. The only way to change our lives, is to change our heart. My boys were able to experience this early enough in their lives that they will forever be changed because of it. In a lot of ways we were stagnant before we left, but we all came home ready to accomplish whatever the universe brings our way. I don't know when or how, but I know I will be going back to Kenya again.

4 Heidi T.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I get asked the question often, "Why Kenya?"

This is why.

With a poverty escape rate of 0.5 people per minute, the drive to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is at risk.

UN’s SDGs aim at reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty by 2030.

The goal of 100 Humanitarians International is economic development in families. The four areas of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we address are pictured below.

1. Business Boxes for Families to train economic development; School fees for 25 children
2. Garden Boxes, cows, goats, chickens
3. Trees and gardens; Thermal Cookers (provided by @HopeSac) to reduce need for fuel sources
4. Water storage tanks and water filters (provided by The Waterbearers); Days for Girls reusable feminine hygiene kits (provided by the Zariel and Bomet Enterprises.)