Many, Many, Cups of Tea

kilgoris-20140714-129-DSC_4713I spent much of my summer in Kilgoris, a Maasai village in western Kenya. I can’t even begin to count the number of cups of tea I drank. Strange as it may seem, the myriad cups of tea were the highlight of the trip. Some cups of tea helped first time visitors to Kilgoris understand the Maasai culture. Some thanked hard working staff for years of service.

My favorite cups of tea were shared with tribal elders. Many of these conversations had a similar theme: “It’s too late for us, but it’s not too late for our children. Please help us build them a school”. My wife Caren and I first had this conversation a dozen years ago. Since then The Kilgoris Project had built six schools and is educating and caring for over a thousand kids.

Next week we will be holding our annual Marketplace in downtown Los Altos. Please drop by, shop for Christmas, share a cup of tea (Peet’s is next door) and support our growing family of Kenyan children.

Marketplace is located 359 State Street in downtown Los Altos (next to Peet’s):

  • Thursday, November 13: 10am - 9pm
  • Friday, November 14 10am - 9pm
  • Saturday, November 15: 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday, November 16: noon - 4pm