Combatting poverty.
Helping the forgotten.
Exploring life.
Following God.

Laurie

I'm a development worker and missionary in Kenya. I train and mentor entrepreneurs to impove their businesses, incomes and the lives of their families. I mentor 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'm affiliated with the Anglican Church of Kenya and The Reckoning International, an American 501(c)3. Read on to learn how you can also make a difference.

Motivation

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.

Inspiration

Where, What, Who

Learn more about this wild adventure that I'm living in Kenya to combat poverty, alleviate suffering, help abandoned children and more.

The Blog

Read about my adventures, my insights, my thoughts, knowledge and opinions on all things from poverty alleviation to uncomfortable road transportation.

Shop

Crafts for a Cause! Your purchases help feed and educate underprivleged children in Kenya. Help support them and local African artists. Make your home beautiful or find some fabulous, one of a kind gifts.

Africa

Newsletter

REALLY want to know what's going on? My newsletter is where the details are. Because my work is with humans, I don't like to throw everything up on the internet. Join my email newsletter to really know what's going on.

How to Help

This project survives on donations. Your donations are now tax deductible through The Reckoning International. Can you help the Kenyan poor, the children that I work with and I to improve livelihoods?

Contact Me

If you have any questions, comments or whatever, I'd love to hear from you.