Survival Backpacks for Somali refugees in Kenya

by Hot Sun Foundation
Vetted
Jul 25, 2011

Report 2 from Liboi, Somali border with Kenya

Survival Backpacks Team Assist Somali Refugees
Survival Backpacks Team Assist Somali Refugees

We've just returned to Nairobi, Kenya from the trip to the Somali border today (20 July) and now the real work begins. Thanks  to all for your continued support throughout the trip: with your help we were able to achieve a great deal in a very short time.

We were able last night to put together a couple short videos that briefly summarize the trip, things to generate excitement and anticipation for the larger documentary of the trip that we expect (very optimistically) to be ready by Saturday. It is the hope of Ahmed and the rest of the Survival Backpacks team that we will hold a press conference in Nairobi for the doc's unveiling, and from that we will be able to generate a lot of local (Kenyan & Somali) support.          

I don't have much time for updating at the moment, things are pretty hectic here, but I wanted to write and thank you all for everything that you have given to this project. Being a part of this team, seeing the things I have seen and working with the people I have worked with has been the experience of a lifetime. I can honestly say that we saved the lives of people this weekend, if only for this weekend. It is a very special thing to have been a part of, and it wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for you.

In the words of an American woman we met on the street in Dadaab, thank you all for all that you do. It's people like you that make this world a more bearable place, and it is people like you that will make this world a much better place. 

Let's keep up the momentum on this. Let's not let this stop here. The things we covered along the Somali border with Kenya NOBODY has covered...nobody is talking about this. We are leading the charge here.

Best wishes,
Matthew Wilder, Hot Sun Foundation

Somali refugee tells her story
Somali refugee tells her story
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Hot Sun Foundation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.hotsunfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Nathan Collett
Nairobi , Federal District Kenya

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