Soin, Kenya - Duncan's Village
The principal of Unison, Ryan Sayer, had been sponsoring Duncan through World Vision since 2012. Living in Soin, a small village in Kenya, Unison has recently taken the opportunity to help the global community by collecting donations in lieu of a traditional wedding registry at the Sayer’s wedding this past August.
With the kindness and generosity of numerous wedding guests and corporate sponsors, Unison was able to collect more than $13,000 in donations as well as gifts to benefit the village of Soin as well as meet Duncan in person. Working collaboratively with representatives from World Vision and the village elders, the funds were donated a way that supported the long term prosperity of the village and in a way that benefits all 21,000 residents.
Located in the county of Samburu, Umoja is a women's only village acting as a sanctuary for homeless survivors of violence against women and girls running away from forced marriages. While passing through, we noticed that the village's water tank was broken and residents were walking miles to fetch water from a dirty river. With only $15 in parts and some elbow grease, the water tank was fixed and then filled. Unison is proud to be covering the monthly costs of refilling the village's water tank and we hope the best for the women of Umoja.