Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    The Kabashi family fled their home in Darfur in 2004 after the Janjaweed militia attacked and burned their village. They escaped to a refugee camp in Kenya, where their infant son died of starvation. Then they fled to the slums of Nairobi (shown here), where they were living with no money or food. Lana Kabashi, 25, is pregnant with their son Hakim in this photo, taken just before they were rescued by Mapendo International, a Cambridge, Mass.-based relief group.
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    The Kabashi family in Nairobi, holding a picture of Kristi Maynard and her family from Martha's Vineyard.
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    Marwa Kabashi, 9, holds the picture of Kristi Maynard's family. Maynard was so moved by the family's desperate flight from Darfur that she sent money to help the family resettle in St. Louis.
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    The Kabashi family begins their journey from Nairobi to St. Louis in August 2009. Mapendo International has helped rescue 13,000 refugees, at a cost of about $500 a person or $2500 a family.
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    The Kabashi family on their way to the airport to start their new life in America.
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    The Kabashi family waves goodbye to Nairobi
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    The Kabashi family outside their new home in St. Louis, with Kristi Maynard
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    Munwar Kabashi holds his infant son, Hakim, born Sept. 28, 2009. Hakim, whose name means "doctor," is an American citizen -- one of the first Darfuri refugees born in the United States.
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    Kristi Maynard with the Kabashi family in St. Louis
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur

    The fundraiser for Mapendo International in Martha's Vineyard which raised more than $100,000 to help resettle refugees.
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
  • Darfur Refugee Family Gets U.S. Home

    Sasha Chanoff, executive director and co-founder of Mapendo, with the Kabashi family on Martha's Vineyard. Chanoff is the recipient of the 2010 Charles Bronfaman Prize, an award honoring humanitarian leaders.
    Courtesy Mapendo International and Kristi Maynard
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