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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

“Hi 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


The rest of Carole’s photos on Facebook > > > > >



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33 Responses

  1. The pictures say it all. This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen done for Valentine's Day. God bless you Carole. You have a beautiful heart and mind.

    February 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  2. Lion

    Sitting here sniffling. This is so beautiful and SO much bigger and better than typical Valentine's Day flowers, thank you so much for sharing!

    February 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

  3. Ruthie D.

    Carole. These pictures & your beautiful display of God's love for "the least of these" brought tears to my eyes! Bless you and your endevors to bring His Kingdom to people here on earth.

    February 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

  4. Anonymous

    Absolutely beautiful. I worked in the Mathare Valley slums this summer, and I am so touched by this. So touched. Thanks.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

  5. Hi Carole, this made me cry. Love what you did. You have a kind heart.

    Bless you

    February 28, 2012 at 1:02 am

  6. Lindsey W.

    Very cool, what a great idea!

    March 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

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