Apr 23 2014

‘On the way to somewhere’

Kibera-entry

By Erin Stillion, financial auditor for Unbound

Erin Stillion, financial auditor for Unbound in Kansas, recently traveled to Kenya to perform a financial audit for Unbound’s Nairobi project. While he was there he met an amazing young man that made a huge impact on his life. This is Erin’s story.

The sun was already beating down on a sea of rusted tin roofs. Our team was wrapping up a financial audit in Unbound’s Nairobi project, spending several days poring over documents, reading policy manuals, interviewing staff, assessing procedures and visiting families. I was exhausted, but brimming with anticipation.

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Feb 3 2014

Waking up in Kibera slum

Elizabeth (left) and Monica (right) model their school uniforms with their mother Rosalia outside their home in Kibera.

Elizabeth (left) and Monica (right) model their school uniforms with their mother Rosalia outside their home in Kibera.

Getting up early for school has been the bane of many mornings. The task seems especially annoying within the throes of teen-dom, with each additional minute clinging to the pillow a victory in the name of sleep.

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