African Drum and Dance Benefit for Chwele Community Development

  In lieu of  our Annual African Banquet this year, support Chwele Community Development with an evening of: AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE CONCERT, FOOD & MARKET with a performance by: Kukatonon Children's African Dance Troupe WHEN: … [Read more]

New Year Blessing for 2014!


Hello Friends and Supporters of Chwele, Thank you:  As 2013 draws to a close, we write to first thank you so much for being part of our support team for Chwele Community Development in Kenya over the years. Thank you too for those of you who … [Read more]

Wali Wa Mnazi – Coconut Rice

Wali Wa Mnazi - Coconut Rice

Wali Wa Mnazi - also known as coconut rice is popular in Kenya because coconuts are commonly grown in coastal regions of East Africa, so their use is more frequent there. Enjoy the delicious recipe below: 4 cups Jasmine Rice or Basmati rice 8 … [Read more]

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


This summer, 26 of us (some from OHSU, Tigard Community Friends Church, and the Grace Institute) were inspired to volunteer at Chwele village in western Kenya between July-Sept 2013. We joined in the celebration of the official opening of the … [Read more]