18 November, 2009

Beatrice Jahenda

Satisfaction: Beatrice Jahenda

Recycle bags, tie and dye, paper bags, paper beads, watch straps are just a few of the things that Beatrice has a skill for. Most of the women when discussing Kenya, the post election violence, life in Kawangware, etc they have a viewpoint that things need to change. That they have to change. They discuss ideas, insights and even 10 step plans to get Kenya to the place in which it should/could be. Beatrice says none of that. She says instead that 'Kenya is good' and that she would not ask for anything of the US but instead is appreciative for the ARV (Antiretroviral drug) that they provide. Quality of life is better for those fortunate enough to be on them. After living 20 years in Kawangware she says that she never expected life to be easy and that there certainly was going to be challenges, but she is satisfied with those for despite them and in the midst of them she is grateful to have life itself.

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