CAITLIN Creber, 6, of Yamba with a few of the place mats that her grandmother Lyn Creber, is sending from Africa.
CAITLIN Creber, 6, of Yamba with a few of the place mats that her grandmother Lyn Creber, is sending from Africa.

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FORMER Yamba newsagent owner Lynn Creber is living her dream helping young children in Kenya.

Things haven't been easy ? with constant blackouts, scarce water and her CD player being stolen ? but Mrs Creber knows she is making a difference in the lives of the children she helps to look after in the small north-western village of Lodwar.

Mrs Creber swaped Yamba for the desert in January when she flew to Kenya to volunteer for 12 months with the Sisters of Mercy.

And through constant emails and letters she has been telling family and friends of what life is like in one of Kenya's most northern outposts.

"We live on the hill and look over the village of Napetit where the children, goats (hundreds of them), chooks, turkeys, dogs, the odd camel and donkeys all roam," she wrote.

"The kids come everyday and I go out and play tunnel ball, but funny they don't wear anything from they waist down.(And) they bend over and there is a bum in their face, they just keep on playing."

Clarence Valley residents will be able to own their own piece of Lodwar, with Mrs Creber taking orders for woven placemats by the villagers through the Yamba Newsagency.

A set of six of six will cost $35.

Mrs Creber's son Wayne said she was glad she had gone.

"It's something she's always wanted to do and she is glad she did it."



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