Category: RUSH

A community project that we support in Kakamega, Kenya. Has a vision to transform a community through self-help. It runs a school, orphanage, helps with victims of HIV/AIDS, widows etc.

Favourite conversation in Kenya

Conversations can sometimes have a strange feel to them in Kenya. Partly this is because they speak so many more languages than most of us do – Swahili, their tribal language and English. It is also sometimes because they want to please us and don’t want us to be disappointed.


The changing face of Lake Nakuru

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Our final stop on the way to Nairobi and home was Lake Nakuru. This is the third time I’ve been and this time we persuaded Andrew to go early (normally we set off at 9 or 10 but the animals tend to start slowing down mid morning).


Wonderful day on Lake Victoria

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One of the most exciting things about Kenya is the wildlife and last Saturday we spent the day by Lake Victoria. In fact although it was a vast waterway that we were on it was only a small inlet by the city of Kisumu. Lake Victoria itself is absolutely vast and we were told that

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RUSH Academy sustainability

One of the key challenges that so many charities in Africa face is that of sustainability. RUSH like many others currently depend on help from the UK. So, one of the things that we have been trying to do is to encourage them to work on sources of income in Kenya. 

Getting down to business – RUSH style

We’ve been in Kakamega now for 10 days and only got one day left here before we head back to Nairobi via Lake Nakuru. It’s been a great reminder out here, as usual, that makes you realise how much we take for granted.

Time in Kenya

Well I arrived in Kenya with three of my daughters to visit the RUSH charity we support last Saturday. It was one of those journeys you would rather forget!

Update on RUSH

  Andrew has just emailed an update on RUSH, kakamega. Thought it would be good to share with you all:


Rose Pictures – Building Josephine’s House

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The fourth set (of four!) of pictures by Rose of our recent trip to RUSH in Kakamega. These are of our building a mud house for Josephine, a widow, near to Kakamega


Pictures from Rose – RUSH School

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Third set of pics (out of four) from Rose with pictures of the school taken on our recent trip to the RUSH project in Kakamega, Kenya. A few pics at the end are of the church at Butere.


Pictures from Rose – Pictures of the RUSH project and Kakamega

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This is the second of four posts of pictures by Rose of her pictures of the RUSH project (that is where the feeding plan for the widows, the training in IT, carpentry and dress making occurs) and of Kakamega town.