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The Reminder I Needed

The Reminder I Needed Sometimes this work is simply daunting. There are days when the challenges seem too immense to overcome. There are times when I desperately need a reminder of why it’s so important to continue. Last week that reminder came in the form of a message from the director

The Results Are In…

The Form 4 class at Rapha Secondary School completed their KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) exam in April. This is a national exam that is demanding experience for all students. They are tested in all of their subjects over a period of a month. It’s a measure of their academic success in

Welcome Peter – New Board Member

Please join us in welcoming Peter Hayward to the HEAL Board of Directors. Pete began his career as a Professor of Geography at the State University of New York – Oneonta, where his research focused on using innovative mapping techniques to identify health disparities among underserved populations in the US Northeast. He then

He is Why We Do What We Do

Kelvin is the reason I do what I do. He is why I founded HEAL over 14 years ago. Kelvin has been part of our family at Rapha Community Center since 2012. His parents separated, then abandoned Kelvin and his sister Mary. They were forced to survive on their own until a community

Meet the New Children at Rapha

Meet the New Children at Rapha Community Center (from left to right) Samuel comes from a very vulnerable family. Both of his parents are HIV+ and struggle to work consistently. The family is dependent on help from neighbors and well-wishers, but it is never enough to care for Samuel and his siblings. Samuel

Rapha Community Center is Open!

Rapha Community Center is once again filled with the sights and sounds of children! Our community reopened in January, school resumed and work continued. In just a couple of weeks, our Class 8 and Form 4 students will sit for their national exams. Please send positive thoughts and prayers their way as they

Her Story Gives Us Hope

I remember when I first met Pauline. She had just joined our community a few months prior to my annual visit to Kenya in 2014. She had a smile on her face, but I could still see the pain in her eyes. At ten years old, she had already experienced the death of both

Give the Gift of Hope

Today is #GivingTuesday! I'm going to let the video above speak for itself, but before you watch my annual giving message (which I really hope you do!) here's all the information you need to know to make your donation today: There are 3 Ways to Donate Donate on Facebook  Starting at

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