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Monday, 6 May 2013

We go "No Roading"

So, I just wanted to post a quick note after today's trip into the "Great Rift Valley". We went to the home of a family with eleven children.
We brought them some much needed food and visited in their home, and then went on our merry way.
This post is actually about the great lengths we go to just to reach these homes.
We don't go off-roading. Most of the so called "roads" we drive on day in and day out around Nairobi would be considered off roading in Canada. No, what we do I prefer to call "no roading". We go places no vehicle has ever been. Most of the time it's bouncy and fun. But sometimes, it's risky. We risk getting really badly stuck, and we risk damaging the vehicles.
The trick is good maintenance, good tires, and plenty of prayer!

Now you know a little bit more about some of our day to day work. It includes a lot of interesting driving.

The green vehicle pictured below is our Mistubishi Pajero Exceed.
The silver one is called a Toyota Hilux Surf. (In Canada its called a Toyota 4Runner). One the photos below shows Jennifer and our Maasai employee Jeremy having lunch out in a remote location during a long day out in Maasai-land.
Jeremy is our "Community Liason" and "Water Project Manager".

We are so grateful for our vehicles. We can't do our work without them. Thanks to all of our generous donors, we have been able to purchase and operate these "tools for the job".