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New Paths in Later Life

When I retired from being an attorney, I wanted to start a new life of service. I first became interested in doing something about the HIV/AIDS problem in Kenya after visiting the country in 2002. My concern was somewhat unfocused; I did not know what I could do, where I could do it or with whom I would work. Five years later, my concern drove me back to Kenya to live. This time, I took my 18‐year‐old granddaughter with me. Arrival in Kenya was a bit rugged with the uncertainties of where to go and what to do, but🔒

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S. Jean Smith is a member of Kaimosi Meeting. She is the founder of the Kuwesa Project, which is based in Kaimosi, Kenya, where she lives.


Posted in: April 2013: Conflict and Eldering, Lives of Friends
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