Soin, Kenya - Duncan's Village
The principal of Unison, Ryan Sayer and his wife Kerrie have been sponsoring Duncan, a child from the village of Soin in rural Kenya, through World Vision since 2012. Living in Soin, a small village in Kenya, Unison recently took the opportunity to help the global community by collecting donations in lieu of gifts, for the Sayer's wedding in July of 2016.
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, where the Sayer's also visited with Duncan and his family their honeymoon. Working collaboratively with representatives from World Vision and the village elders, the funders were donated towards a new pharmaceutical dispensary for the village and to the local school, and thus in a way that supported the long term prosperity of the village and all of it's 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, the Sayer's 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.