After over 2,000km and 200 hours of training I am ready to run for 8 days the 260km around Kilimanjaro, followed by a 80km return hike up to the top of the highest mountain in Africa.
The Fred Hollows Foundation has been working for decades in Africa to help restore sight to needlessly blind people. Fred Hollows himself had a very close connection to the continent when he visited war-torn Eritrea in 1987, laying the ground-work for a factory build by The Foundation, producing today millions of lenses to replace the blinding cataract to the poorest of the poor in Africa.
Kenya, is one of five countries in Africa where The Foundation works today. In Kenya, more than 650,000 people are blind with most of these people being women and children, living in poverty.
4 out of 5 of these people don’t have to be blind and $25 can restore their sight.
I will be doing the hard yakka - running and climbing, you relax at home waiting for my report and photos ☺
Thank you for your support.