Gabriela Pola (México)
I decided to make this trip of volunteering with my two daughters with the support of my husband. The reason was to have the opportunity to share my life with people of different cultures and beliefs, choosing Kenya, because Africa is the continent with the greatest poverty, malnutrition and diseases in the world.
However, I can say that in spite of these situations, where at every step I took the images were shocking and full of contrasts, I always found the strength to move forward, the attitude and love to enjoy and learn from this experience. I managed to make it fun moving around in a worn-out Tuk Tuk, (motorcycle taxi) through some of the unpaved streets of Mombasa, where we always met beautiful people.
But my heart stayed at Baby Life Rescue Center. My coexistence with these children, now my children, gave a 360º spin to my life.
We left Mexico full of excitement, blessings, clothes and toys that our beloved people donated, as well as financial aid that included the savings and incomes of a small sale of corn tortillas in a ranch organized by a young 20-year-old girl, I will never stop thanking them, because although the trip was made by my daughters and I, we managed to extend the hands and help of all these incredible people to Mombasa.