End of the Year Giving

Hi BEAM Friends and Family,

Thank you for all your support in 2018 to support the mission of BEAM to advocate for the emotional, spiritual, and educational needs of impoverished children in Kenya.

As the year comes to an end, please consider partnering with us by giving a one-time tax deductible donation or by signing up to be a monthly partner.  We want 2019 to be about healing.  Our desire is to expand access to mental health services, including [Read More…]

Grieving and laughing

For those following us on Facebook, you are aware that the last month has been extremely difficult.  Our BEAM Kenya social worker, Olive Cherop, who also is a dear friend of mine, lost her five-year-old daughter, Tinah Tele.  She had been sick for a few months with a fever, cough, and low white blood cell count.  We fought hard to get her good medical care but
doctors were unable to determine a diagnosis.  She was admitted to the hospital again on [Read More…]

Joy Ride

For many years in Kenya, I had zero desire to drive a car.  I didn’t find the risky passing on two lane roads or a town without traffic signals, enjoyable.  I spent years begging for rides to get to the slums or to town.  I prided myself on “living like the locals” by hopping on matatus (Kenya’s minibus public transportation system) and motorbikes.  I knew the rates and utilized my Swahili to confidently talk my way out [Read More…]