US Ambassado, Africa Band Aid
I learned about Pulse Wire after I returned from a three month volunteer experience in Kenya, in 2006. I thought I would volunteer, go home and be done. That is NOT what happened; the people stole my heart!
During my time there I met a colleague and friend, Leah Okeyo, who now writes for Pulse Wire. She and I are now in Mexico City at the International AIDS Conference.
So now after less than two years, Africa Band Aid is a 501c3 nonprofit in Oregon. We sponsor secondary students (31) and university students (7). We buy meds for the hospital monthl;, and we have just completed the building of a Living Center (orphanage) for 120 OVCs. It is all so exciting!
I am a retired nurse practitioner, and life is far from boring!