In the most beautiful, mountainous landscape you could ever imagine, the Rift Valley of Kenya is a land of contrasts.
While waterfalls, canyons, and wild monkeys complement glorious sunsets, not all who find themselves in this land have time to appreciate its beauty -- at least, not when basic needs aren’t met.
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Through the crazy red dirt and rocky “roads” in Bartabwa, we found ourselves sitting in a church with no walls in front of a glowing woman who, though shy at first, was excited to share her story.
Leo, age 4, explains why he loves Christmas and why he would give the gift of a chicken.
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Kris Allen, host of this year's True Spirit of Christmas Tour, shares his perspective on the life-changing impacts of clean water.
"...For some of us, giving a goat or a chicken might make sense because that is something that is tangible. But clean water can provide life for those things..."
Kris Allen, host of the 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, met a Kenyan mother whose family has benefited from a World Vision clean water project in her area. Where drought once caused extreme hardship, there is now new life.
"Every time I open the tap and see clean water come out, my heart is full of joy," says the mother. "I never believed that we could get such a thing."
We asked whether you wanted to see Kris Allen herd goats -- or feed goats.
You voted -- and Kris is Kenya's newest goat herder.
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