Cara Projects Newsletter Issue 1
Cara Projects 2011 – Another Successful Trip to Kenya
CARA Projects is the brainchild of Athgarvan man Paddy O’Connor. Over the last five years Paddy has worked on a number of projects in Africa, ranging from the building of orphanages and schools to the provision of a mini-bus for a remote orphanage outside Nairobi.
Paddy O’Conor – Rehab Kildare International Award Winner 2010
Paddy O’Connor from Athgarvan describes himself as a “Professional Beggar” in his support of the orphaned children of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya.
Paddy was utterly shocked by his first visit to Kibera, 3 quarters of a million people living in squalor, no fresh water or sanitation whatsoever, eating, cooking, sleeping like crowded ants on a precarious ant hill. “The stench was overwhelming” – it was like being in an abbatoir with the smell of burning offal attacking your nostrils. – “If you think poverty doesn’t smell, think again”