Eldonna Lewis Fernandez

April 29, 2019

Read Hellen’s Story of Success Through Baskets and Beads

Meet Hellen. Hellen lives in the Kipsongo slum. Kipsongo Background – The Kipsongo slum came into existence when the Turkana tribe who lived in Northwestern Kenya for centuries fled harsh conditions and midgrated to Kitale. Fourty years ago, severe drought and famine made survival inpossible. The ongoing conflict over resources […]
April 17, 2019

Baskets and Beads Progress Update

When I went to Kenya for the first time in February 2018, I had no idea that my visit there to serve on a mission trip would turn into God’s mission for my life. When I met the women in Kipsongo slum, my heart was touched and I wanted to […]
April 2, 2019

Meet Gloria from the Kipsongo Slum

Gloria lives in the Kipsongo slum. Kipsongo is a slum built on top of a former landfill. The people who live there are from the Turkana tribe and fled harsh conditions in the late 60’s/early 70’s and migrated to Kitale, Kenya. They ended up settling at the landfill (known as […]
February 1, 2019

Baskets and Beads and Bags too…

Baskets and Beads by Artisans of Kenya is a project that started last year when Eldonna went to Kenya and met the ladies of the Kipsongo slum.  Since that time she has a growing community in Kenya of women who are joining together in cooperation to produce beautiful hand crafted […]
April 10, 2018

Baskets and Beads of Hope and Women of Kitale Kenya Who Changed My Path in Life

Day 6 – Kitale, Kenya – Afternoon – The Ladies of the Kipsongo Slum After lunch we headed to the Kipsongo Slum. I didn’t know much about it at the time. The schedule said “Eldonna speaks to 40 Ladies.” I was prepared to again share the good, the bad and […]
March 30, 2018

Reaching Beyond to Change Lives in Kenya and Beyond

If you read my last post or saw anything on Social Media, you know I went to Kenya for 10 days in February for a Mission Trip. I felt a calling from God to go serve on a trip with Reaching Beyond Ourselves www.ReachRBO.org so I made a commitment to […]
February 20, 2018

Why I Came to Kenya

Kenya is on the other side of the world from the U.S. It’s a country with rich tradition and poverty. I felt called to come here in my heart. I am a Christian, I am not perfect by any means but do my best to live a life that reflects […]
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