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    Dolfine Gumba Dawa, standing, and her daughter Pamela Abila pose for a portrait at the residence of Grace Von Tobel on Cool Street in Waterville on Wednesday. Dawa, founder of the Korando Education Center in Kenya, spoke Wednesday night at Colby College.

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    Lillian, who lives at the Korando Educational Center in Kisumu, Kenya, carries water from the new water pump at the center in 2012. Dolfine Gumba Dawa, the founder of the center, spoke at Colby College on Wednesday night. The center, which cares for children orphaned by AIDS, went from being a place without clean water, electricity and food security to having potable water and sustainable organic farming, and has received support from many in the Waterville area.

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    Dolfine Gumba Dawa takes the first talapi out of the fish pond at the Korando Educational Center in Kisumu, Kenya. The center cares for children orphaned by AIDS.

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    Dolfine Gumba Dawa inspects the laundry at the Korando Educational Center in Kisumu, Kenya. Children at the center do their own laundry.

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    Dolfine Gumba Dawa, her husband, Patrick, and their “orphan family” at Korando Educational Center in Kisumu, Kenya, in 2007. Gumba Dawa founded the center and has forged friendships in Waterville. Patrick Dawa died last year.

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    Pamela Abila, of Kenya, and Dr. George Manter, of Silver Street Dentistry, are all smiles after Manter treated Abila without charge for a painfully infected tooth and provided root canal treatment for a second abcessed tooth last week. Abila is “one of the next generation caring for the Korando Educational Center,” according to Waterville friend Grace Von Tobel, and is also a past president of the Kisumu Kavirondo Rotary Club and spoke to six Rotary clubs in Maine while here.

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