30 Years Later: A Visit to EGPAF Kenya's Ariel House

By Jake Glaser

What started more than 25 years ago around my family’s kitchen table in Santa Monica, CA has spread across the world delivering the gift of life to so many women, children, and families infected and impacted by HIV/AIDS. This, my first time visiting Kenya with EGPAF, was an opportunity I’d been looking forward to for a long time. 

When I woke up Monday morning, November 17th, 2014, in Nairobi, clouds filled the sky and rain drizzled down. As I prepared for my visit to EGPAF’s country office, I thought how proud my mom, Elizabeth Glaser, would be at how far we’ve come. Something that never ceased to amaze me was my mother’s ability to part the clouds and give way to blue skies and sunshine. After a small breakfast and a long meditation I was on my way, driven by one of our local transportation experts, Peter. Before I knew it, the clouds had moved on and we were pulling up to Ariel House, EGPAF’s Nairobi Office. While the Kenya team gave me the greatest welcome I could ever ask for, it was blue skies and sunshine -- thank you mom! 

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