January 2017

The Stand-off: Traditional Beliefs Meet Modern Medicine

by Jessica Charles Abrams

  • Posted on January 23, 2017

I admit, they made me nervous. The nine village elders and seven midwives were innocuous enough, and even the three soothsayers seemed friendly, but the four traditional healers had a dark mystery to them. When I offered almonds to the one on my right he put down his wooden cane and slowly took the nuts…

Two males and a female seated on the ground together.

Heart Training

by Kupenda

  • Posted on January 19, 2017

Jessica Charles, Kupenda’s new Development Director, reflections on moments from her first week in Kenya. We’d been there an hour when she left the table and walked across the yard. His eyes followed her with such intensity I leaned over to reassure him, “She’s coming back, don’t worry – she’s just going to get her…

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