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Sylvia’s Story

My name is Sylvia Omurunga and I am 24 years old, a second born in a family of three siblings. My parents divorced when I was 9 months old and my mother took me back with her to her parents home. I was brought up at my maternal grandparents. My mother died in 2014 when […]

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Eunice’s Story

My name is Eunice Juma and am 23 years old. I come from a small village called Buchirinya in Mumias Town. I am a total orphan after the death of both my parents.My childhood wasn’t a good one because I had to be relocated every now and then to different relatives which means I had […]

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Faye & Melvin’s Sponsorship Story

It all started January 2013 when I bounced through the doors of my house (aged 15), turned to my Mum and said “I’m going to Kenya”. She looked at me and said “oh really”, I don’t think she quite knew how serious I was being, but I knew that year in October I would be […]

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With Regret: We’re No Longer Accepting Unsolicited Physical Gifts

For many years we have transported gifts, packages and donations, via our volunteers, to Kenya. This has, up until this point, been unproblematic due to large luggage allowances on flights to Nairobi. However, Kenya Airways have recently changed their policy on luggage and now travellers are only allowed to carry one bag of 23kg. We […]

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Coronavirus & Travel To Africa

Here at the Nasio Trust we are keeping a close eye on the government’s travel advice regards coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/kenya/health#coronavirus https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tanzania/health#health-risks As of 10th March 2020 neither Kenya or Tanzania are on the list of countries for which the UK Government has given specific advice but of course this changes almost daily. We recommend anyone […]

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A Family Experience of a Lifetime

Our fundraising was fun – we held dinner nights at local restaurants, sold items at car boot sales as well as eBay and ran tombola stalls. We received the warm Kenyan welcome at the guest house and felt immediately at home. That day we had a tour of the compound and surrounding area including the […]

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Kilimanjaro, Volunteering & Visiting Dancan

It is a week since we returned home from the adventure that had been in the planning for 18 months. It is a week that has gone past in a bit of a blur, but I am beginning to feel like we’re coming back down to earth. I am still thinking about the trip a […]

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Earthwise Sanitary Pads Make A Big Difference At Township Primary

Tabitha is someone who has directly benefited from our child sponsorship programme and has now decided to give back by becoming a volunteer herself. Here’s Tabitha’s account of a recent visit to provide sanitary towels and underwear made available in partnership with Earthwise and Nasio Trust supporters. Today we have managed to visit Township primary […]

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First two weeks with the Nasio Trust in Western Kenya

Tabitha has directly benefited from the support of our child sponsorship programme and has now decided to give back by becoming a volunteer her self. This is her story… Hi, my name is Tabitha Carolyne and I am currently volunteering with the Nasio Trust Organization, i have just graduated High school and have been planning […]

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