I feel as though the cardboard box of my own reality has been flattened and blown open.
Now I can see the edge of the world. – Tom Hiddleston
Each expedition with 100 Humanitarians International is unique! You will spend 10 days on the ground in Kenya, combining humanitarian projects with families and tourist experiences from the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi to a majestic safari on the Maasai Mara. Each day you will wake up a little dirtier, and full of gratitude. A day in Kenya feels like a week!
We like to tell people that they will experience two years worth of personal development in less than two weeks. Your heart will be transformed, and all of your senses engaged. This is truly an immersion expedition.
Once you choose to join us, you will go through a complete training, with all of the details you will need to make this the experience of a lifetime. We run three trips per year to Kenya, with a maximum participant number of 21.
Our itineraries change each expedition, based on the humanitarian projects that we choose to take on as a group. They can include garden boxes, water storage systems, training workshops, tree planting, and building homes for families. Many people return for another expedition because of the relationships that they develop with the families we serve.
We begin in The Mau Region of Kenya, in the beautiful highlands, where most travelers never venture. You will experience big cities, dusty and busy towns, lush and gorgeous mountain views, and then we head home to the Maasai Mara, where it is normal to see giraffes and zebras by the side of the road.
We hope to see you on an expedition soon!
After a very busy and exhausting 2016 with four trips, back to back, we decided to run a March scouting trip that was lean and mean with just a few of us. Just one jeep and warriors and a lot of 2×6 beams for garden boxes. We visited 7 families and built 7 boxes, so that we could try out different climates. However, we started the trip with a visit to the Zariel Days for Girls Enterprise in Kayole, where Christine runs her sewing center, and makes all of the Days for Girls kits we distribute in Kenya. We were able to visit Bondeni School, and to this day have continued to supply the reusable feminine hygiene kits to the Class 7 and 8 girls there.
Best Team Ever
We kicked of our June trip with 13 adults and 2 kids and about a million different demographics represented. It was awesome. We built 15 more garden boxes, built fences around the gardens to keep out the animals, visited Bondeni School to provide more Days for Girls kits, met with the architect for the Emparnat Cultural Centre, visited a new Maasai village and had a bonfire naming ceremony at night for the first time. We visited a new family, and it was very sad when that team came to an end. We worked hard and played hard. We mourned the loss our patriarch, Papa Masoi, and celebrated the first birthday of our Humanibaby – baby Heidi.
Team Dad Jokes
We headed into our Gratitude Trip for 2017 with four men, so we decided it was time to build water storage systems and expand the gardens. We also opened a new area and visited families in Nkareta. We also visited a rescue center for the first time, where we did our Days for Girls workshop, and donated hundreds of pairs of t-shirt underwear that had been made at our sew-a-thons. A few of us snuck away one afternoon and visited a couple of our families in Bomet, and made plans for 2018 trips, and we donated Kitchen Kits to all of the families we visited. We also had the blessing of having two of the students we sponsor join us for three days and help us with projects. Finally, we were able to have a ribbon cutting ceremony for the temporary guard house, the first structure built for the Emparnat Cultural Centre.