Since 2008 the Rotary Club of Barrington (Noon) has been working to lend a hand to the poor and needy in Kenya, East Africa. We have worked along side rural people to provide clean water, healthcare, books, solar lighting and education. Along the way we have developed friendships and watched young children grow up in a more healthy way. While many of our rural friends have been able to benefit from our partnership, we too have grown to appreciate life in a different culture and have had some of our blinders removed. Sadly we have seen friends gone too soon in ways that would not have occurred on our side of the world. Altogether the partnership of Rotarians in the US and Rotarians in Kenya has produced a better world.