Present with us today in Yogo, Siaya County was a deeply thoughtful group of teachers, health care workers, pastors, local government administrators, police, students and farmers, 35 people in total. The top 3 concerns around violence this team identified were poverty, lack of resources and poor leadership. They worked hard amid the stifling heat brainstorming solutions and actions plans solving these problems. The team that had lack of resources as their topic identified love one of resource that needs to be fostered to end violence. There were many other fantastic ideas that surfaced today as well among all the groups but this stuck with me the most, so simple, so pure, all we need is love.
Today we celebrated a beautiful queen’s birthday. Shonah, you are gift. Your generosity is inspiring, your heart for the vulnerable is poignant and your love of chickens is like non-other. I am proud to know this dynamic woman and call her friend. Happy birthday.