I was listening to preacher Kerry Shook on TV yesterday, and they showed a video clip of a slum neighborhood in Nairobi where they’re working with orphans and teens to try to keep them in school.
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Golfcourse neighborhood NairobiI used to live in the neighborhood next door to the Kibera slum with a Ugandan family and Kamba helper (sometimes called an ayah or nanny), Mueni. (At night I slept in the ‘servant’s quarters’ with an outside door, which always startled passersby.) Mueni went to Kibera to ‘church,’ and one time I walked over there with her. It was a pretty crowded slum (mud, trash, filth, wet, smells, etc.); but what I remember vividly is when I paused to let a man go by, Mueni told me,
“He said in my language (Kikamba), ‘She has a lot of respect.'”