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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Refuge for Kipkaren- highlighted by ehospice

Nestled in the lush landscape of Kipkaren in Eldoret County,Kimbilio Hospice is a lifesaver of sorts for area residents. The inpatient hospice started in 2010 as part of a community based program and shelter for 8 patients. In 2011, a larger hospice was built to cater to more patients, increasing the occupancy to 24.

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Mother’s Day

As I was walking to Living Room this morning, I stopped to greet a neighbor, a delightful elderly man who is among the best at teaching me to speak the Kalenjiin language. He refuses to speak anything else to me and continues to provide me with wisdom and insights into culture and life. As I shook his hand, he called me “Bot Jerop” (Mama Jerop) and explained, as he does each time we meet, that I have graduated from my other names and now should be known as Ella’s mama.

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