World Servants is working alongside the community of Iviani, which is located about 5 miles from Mitito Andei, a small community about halfway between Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya. This is an area inhabited by people from the Maasai and Kamba tribes.

The people living in the Iviani area are hard-working, friendly and family-oriented. The normal household income is less than $3,000 per year. Living conditions are simple, but challenging. Most families live in one or two room houses made of handmade mud bricks/wood and thatched roofs with kitchens and latrines located outside.

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WHAT WE'RE DOING

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

The team will participate in experiential cross-cultural training to begin our time together in Nairobi. We will be constructing classrooms at the Iviani school that have been damaged by high winds and wildlife from the nearby game park. We will host several events at the school and visit local families in their homes giving us the opportunity to build significant relationships.

Some of the classes are currently held under trees with blackboards such as in the picture below. Your assistance with this school will greatly improve the education of the approximately 150 students attending.

TRIPS TO THIS COMMUNITY

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LOGISTICS

FOOD, LODGING, & TRAVEL

You’ll fly into Nairobi, Kenya, where World Servants will meet you and transport you to your lodging, a western style hotel located in the city. We will have our cross cultural training in Nairobi and then leave for Mitito Andei. In Iviani, we will be lodging at a hotel style guest house with 2 single beds and a bathroom in each room. While there is running water it is not always hot. On the last day we will return to Nairobi for our flights home.

Hot meals will be prepared for us by local Kamba volunteers who understand the need for good, healthy meals. The main diet consists of bread, potatoes, corn- meal, some beef and chicken, eggs, rice, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, beans, avocados, along with fresh pineapple, mango, bananas and papaya. Clean, safe water will be available at all times.

The last two days of our trip will be at the Kilaguni Safari Lodge in Tsavo East Game Park where we will see African wildlife up close and personal. On several game drives we can see wildlife such as elephants, zebras, lions, Cape buffalos, wildebeest, rhinoceros, giraffes, Thomson gazelles, etc.

IS IT SAFE?

TRIP SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Trip safety is extremely important to World Servants and our host community. The community we are working and staying in is considered very safe and we do not anticipate any safety issues.

COVID-19 Safety Response

We are working diligently to address the directives of the communities we serve in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Obviously, there will be adjustments as World Servants is mainly a high touch relational organization and we will be restrained from many of our normal practices in serving together. To start we are having each person traveling with us complete a survey with questions concerning travel and illness related to COVID-19. Our plan during the trip is to make sure each person wears masks daily as we are serving in community and daily temperature checks will be administered. While social distancing will be a challenge, we will brainstorm ways we can focus on the task at hand while staying a safe distance from each other.

World Servants will also be working with our partner communities to determine when and how we can serve to protect them as well as our volunteers. Each community may look different in terms of how volunteers can serve that will make a difference.

We will continue to update all our stakeholders as governments, communities, and travel opens around the world.