A DEBATE at Maono Light "Children should be allowed to make their own decisions. Agree or disagree?" That is the question. Kids at Maono Light recently took part in a community debate — not for school credit, but for fun. They set a small table for speakers and judges, and even had a sergeant at..Read more
A CYCLE OF GENEROSITY HELPING FILGONA Filgona's family was wearing thin. A defining element of Kenyan culture is communal reliance — even in old age, younger family members often take care of their elders rather than sending them to live somewhere else. But Filgona lacks this luxury. All her children have passed away except one,..Read more
sowing KENYA FARMING The mornings start early, sometimes before the sun itself. Young children work alongside teenagers and parents in the fields, splitting duties among the family. That’s what it takes to run a farm — total participation. That’s because farming is both a family affair and a race. Not a race against one..Read more
ATTUNED TO THE MUSIC No one needs to convince Paulyne, Fernmonica or Lewinsky of the power of music. These girls are just a few who make their surroundings a little more beautiful with their art – art that takes the barriers out of language and, just maybe, some of the hurt out of life. “I..Read more
FAMILY STORIES A FROM-THE-FIELD EXCLUSIVE FOR MAONO LIGHT COMMUNITY SPONSORS BAPTISM AT MAONO LIGHT Baptism is a major milestone in the life of a believer -- and last month, 27 children at Maono Light got to enter into it themselves! Faith is a natural part of life in the community. Families hold church services in..Read more
FAMILY STORIES A FROM-THE-FIELD EXCLUSIVE FOR BONDO FAMILY SPONSORS The Bondo Children's School Successes Most kids would not consider it a treat to wake up at 6:30 a.m. for school. But for the Bondo children, it was a welcome change. A typical day, in a typical world, started as early as 3 a.m. when Jacqueline..Read more
The seeds planted years ago are starting to bear fruit. And that life at Maono Light has truly transitioned from fledgling to flourishing.