Sam and Melody Harrell

Early Childhood Education — West Pokot, Kenya

The children of Sisit in the West Pokot region of Kenya gather for kindergarten under a tree with a volunteer teacher. These are “community assets” that were incorporated into the estab- lishment of an early childhood education program by Africa Exchange, a ministry of CBF field personnel Sam and Melody Harrell. The complete program included the building of a school/church building (with a roof!), a clean water distribu- tion project and a suspended bridge over a permanent river.

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Suspended Bridge — Masai Mara, Kenya

Luca’s Crossing is a suspended bridge over the Talek River in the Masai Mara region of Kenya. The footbridge was built by Africa Exchange in partnership with Bridging the Gap Africa and leadership from CBF field personnel Sam and Melody Harrell. The bridge provides the local Masai community access to health facilities, school and market activities. This crossing is critical during the rainy season, especially since the river has an abundance of hippo and crocodile.

Kenya Community Water Project — Rift Valley, Kenya

The Loongeiwuan Integrated Child Development Center borehole provides clean water and deflouridation treatment to the Ilchamus community in the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Developed with leadership from CBF field personnel Sam and Melody Harrell, this water project services 200 preschoolers, a full Kenya primary school and a community of several hundred plus a cattle dip.


Integrated Child Development Center, Rift Valley, Kenya

From the outside looking in, this child dreams of next year when he will join 200 children from the local Ilchamus community of Loongeiwuan who attend one of eight provincial Integrated Child Development Centers developed by Africa Exchange with marginalized communities in Kenya. CBF field personnel Sam and Melody Harrell were instrumental in organizing this work.