Kenyan Slum - A Slice of Heaven

Presented by: Power of Hope Kibera & Firehouse Art Center

Multi-Media Event & Fundraiser

This past July, professional photographer, Maureen Ruddy Burkhart, joined the Power of Hope Kibera (POHK) team in Kenya to document POHK projects. Her amazing photos have already won several awards, including Firehouse Art Center’s 2013 Artist Member of the Year! To view Maureen's photos of Kibera, click here.

Please join us at the Firehouse Art Center for a multi-media event to celebrate Burkhart’s work and raise money for POHK and Firehouse projects. The event includes African drumming and dancing, Kenyan food, a slideshow of Burkhart’s photos, a silent print auction and raffle.

$15 suggested donation.

Please feel free to join the event via Facebook by clicking here.

Friday, Nov. 15th, 6-9pm

667 4th Avenue

Longmont, CO

About the Artist

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart has been an artist and photographer for over 35 years. She received her BFA in Photography from the SFAI and has worked as a portrait and stock photographer, filmmaker, documentary and conceptual fine artist. Burkhart is interested in both the physical and spiritual landscape, from the mythos of nature to the mystery and wonder of the human spirit...and the ties that bind us together. She has exhibited locally and internationally and her work is in collections in Beijing, New York’s Asia Society Museum and MIT’s Islamic Architecture Library. She currently works in Longmont, Colorado and her Prospect Studio is available for portraits and photographing artwork.

About Power of Hope Kibera

Power of Hope Kibera (POHK) is a community-based social enterprise that works in the Kibera Slum, located in Nairobi, Kenya. The POHK model empowers local women to establish their own hygiene-centered micro-enterprises. The businesses are then used as a platform to promote healthy behaviors such as handwashing with soap and treating drinking water. Sales women are empowered by earning an income and by becoming respected peer educators. The community is positively impacted because they gain access to hygiene products, such as liquid soap. Additionally, they receive ongoing strategic messaging, educational materials, and community hygiene trainings that encourage them to use the products in a manner that will improve health and prevent diarrheal disease, which is endemic in the community.