Chiga Village outside of Kisumu, Kenya, faces many challenges. It is extremely impoverished. Homes do not have electricity or running water, or much food besides corn. Access to clean water is an issue, and the village of 10,000 has about 2,700 orphans. Yet Chiga is not lacking in hope. The non-profit organization Mama Hope partnered with the community and installed a drip-irrigation garden, then drilled a borehole so the drought-stricken village has food security for the first time. The non-profit believes in empowering people, so the village is in charge of all of their own projects, and Mama Hope just provides the financing. This tight-knit community bands together to take care of the orphans in their midst, while they wait for Mama Hope to finish fundraising for an orphanage. They do not have much, but what they do have they share. They only thing they seem to have in surplus is their extraordinary spirit, and sense of community.
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