New volunteers join the Kuda Vana family

Zimbabwe remains in a state of crisis, with political, economic and environmental issues making life difficult for residents. For more information on how this is affecting Kuda Vana, we encourage you to sign up for our monthly e-mail newsletters HERE!

While Kuda Vana has been blessed to have been largely insulated from the crisis, we continue to need your financial support and prayers as we work to be more self-sufficient. Part of our capacity-building strategy includes the valuable time of long-term volunteers, who can support our local staff in their roles at our school and in our group homes and nursery. We are thrilled to welcome several new volunteers to our campus this year, and will take this opportunity to introduce you to them!

Annaliese Grellmann, Walla Walla University

Annaliese Grellmann, Walla Walla University

I grew up in Northern California with my parents, little brother, and golden retriever named Lily. I'm studying nursing at Walla Walla University. I love rainy days, reading memoirs, crossfit, and hanging out with little kids. If I'm not at school you can usually find me coaching little gymnasts or drinking tea with my friends.

Natalie Rouse, Weimar Institute

Natalie Rouse, Weimar Institute

I’m from Auburn, California. As a little girl, it had always been a dream of mine to be a missionary in Africa. Fast forward 14 something years and that dream is now becoming a reality. I love anything mission and adventure, and so when God opened the doors for me to go to Kuda Vana I knew I had to go. My first year of college (education & graphic design) is behind me, and now I’m taking a pause from the busyness of school life to do something that has always been on my heart to do!

Amber Lee, Southern Adventist University

Amber Lee, Southern Adventist University

My name is Amber Lee! I am a senior at Southern Adventist University studying pre-med. I'm born and raised in Oregon. My hobbies include hiking, basketball, volleyball, cooking, and exploring new places. I chose to spend my student missionary time at Kuda Vana so I can simply love the children and help them in any way possible. God has blessed me with this opportunity and I'm so excited to be here!

We are so grateful for these young woman who will be spending a significant amount of time supporting our staff and loving the children in our care! Welcome to the Kuda Vana family!