In June 2012, I was fortunate enough to travel to Kenya with Professor Araceli Alonso and 11 other students. During the trip, we spent one week in Nairobi learning about health care there and two weeks in Lunga Lunga, a small rural village on the Southern Tanzanian border. Through Araceli's NGO, Health by Motorbike, we taught a women's health program to 12 women in Lunga Lunga and rode on motorbikes to deliver medication and information to nearby villages that are not accessible by cars. Working with the women in Kenya was an incredibly beautiful experience. My favorite part of the trip was when we took the women to a beach on the Indian ocean about an hour away from Lunga Lunga. They had never seen the ocean before, despite living nearby! I learned so much from these women and from being in Kenya and I will be returning the first time I have a chance.
Author: Anne Bolgert, Senior in Social Work