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Little Things That Make a Difference

Edgar was a former employee of the Nairobi Buddhist Temple. Several years ago he worked as a security guard and Bhante Wimala knew him during that time. Recently, Edgar came to the temple to meet with Bhante and ask for his help. Edgar was in tears and asked if Bhante would help him pay a medical bill for his wife.   full story...

What is a Jigger?

When a friend who was visiting me at Nairobi Buddhist Temple mentioned “jigger” I had no idea what he was talking about. Then he showed me some photos of those who were infected with jiggers. I immediately felt that I needed to visit the people who are suffering from jiggers to understand it better.   full story...

Child Welfare Center in Kenya

I am in the process of finalizing the building details of a child welfare center in Kenya. The welfare center will be built in Maragua town, which is located about 100 miles north of the capital of Nairobi. There has been a long standing need for a child welfare center in the Maragua community. There are a considerate number of homeless children and children from extremely poor families wandering the streets.   full story...

Water Resource Management in Africa

In September 2010, the Honorable Mbau, a prominent member of the Kenyan parliament and chairman of the budget committee visited Sri Lanka as a gust of mine. I invited Hon. Mbau to Sri Lanka to see first-hand the water resource management infrastructure in Sri Lanka and to meet with engineers of the Central Engineering Consultancy as well as the Minister of Irrigation.   full story...

Distributing More Wheelchairs and Crutches in Kenya

In August of 2010, we donated 5 wheel chairs, 20 pairs of crutches and 4 walkers to the disabled community in Thika Town, Kenya. Thika is located approximately 50 miles from the capital of Nairobi. Ms. Alice Nganga organized the distribution of wheelchairs and accompanied Bhante for the event. We are glad to let you know so far we have donated over three hundred and sixty wheelchairs to the most needy in Africa.   full story...

Making a Dream Come True

On my last trip to Kenya, I met an intriguing young man, Joseph Macharia Kimani, from the Maragua constituency in Kenya.  Eight years ago, as a child of 9, he lost his arm in a tragic accident. In spite of the challenges of growing up with only one functional arm, he remained active in sports activities and always received good grades in school academics.   full story...