Valentine’s Day In The Slums of Kenya
Editor’s Note: For today’s post, we’re sharing something a little different. Carole Chege, one of our beautiful readers, lives in Kenya. This Valentine’s Day, she went to the slums in Ngong town and took dozens of red roses with her. She knows most of them by name, and spent her day handing out roses – reminding people that they are loved, not forgotten, and cared for. This is Carole’s daily life, and she is incredible. Below are her words, some of the photos from the day, and a link to her entire Facebook album. Be moved. – Lauren
I’ve been meaning to write to Good Women Project for a while, but I always figured I don’t have the words to articulate myself.
As women from around the world with different cultures, we all have differences. So similar and so different.
This year I had my greatest and most fun Valentine’s. My main need to share is that I hope other women see beyond the “Africa and poverty” mentality; it’s much deeper than that. Love is all the same, whether done in wealth or in poverty. The truth is there are also extremely poor people in US, the UK and many other places. It’s about love. Not continents.
Hope I can share my story in pictures, am sure the women will blessed. Valentine’s is so much more than lovers day.”
– Carole Chege
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