Combatting poverty.Helping the forgotten.Exploring life.Following God.
I was a development worker and missionary in Kenya from early 2017 - late 2019. I trained and mentored entrepreneurs to impove their businesses, incomes and the lives of their families. I mentored children from my community showing them love, attention and the joy of learning and reading. With everyone I work with, my mission is to instill new skills, hope and confidence. I do tutoring for many ages and subjects and lent out or given out countless books. Me and my donors are helping hungry kids to have food in their stomaches and making sure they're going to school. I also work with artisans and craftspeople - distributing their beautiful work to people like you! I continue to run a student sponsorship program, through the help of donors, in Kenya. We ensure that children in disadvantaged familiies are able to go to school, have everything they need for school, have hot meals for breakfast and lunch, have necessary medical needs covered and get bi-monthly counseling. The little bit we're doing helps to make sure these kids are safe, healthy and able to have a better future.
LGtA (my shortcode for everything dealing with my "Laurie Goes to Africa" project) is about empowering and encouraging people, all over the world, to have better, happier, more hopeful lives. I want to encourage the world to have open, adventurous, confident and loving hearts. I want to encourage people to go after their dreams but also find beauty and joy in the everyday. What's stopping you from pursuing your dream? What are the hurdles between you and your goals? Let's encourage each other to be the best versions of ourselves. I write articles and social media posts about not giving up and taking life by the horns. Check this one out on being real.