Upon my first trip to Kenya, I was lucky enough to meet an inspiring woman named Josephine. Josephine was a trained community health worker who had been volunteering in the slums for approximately 10 years. I spoke to her about my ideas and, as serendipity would have it, our visions were similarly aligned. We spoke of ideas and concepts and how we could change things but I felt that she was wary of me as just another foreigner who came to Kenya, made big promises and left. When I returned to Kenya, Josephine began to trust me more and saw how committed I was to the cause. We went on to establish LocalAid and she became the country director. We initially set up a health clinic and a year later, the street child program was created after we visited street kids on Christmas Day and were horrified by what they endure on a daily basis. Even though I had no idea where the funds would come from, I promised them I would do something. And so LocalAid was born."