Kenya Family Grateful for Basin Generosity

Those who contributed during the Koncert for Kenya fundraiser in Vernal this fall can now see the fruits of their generosity. The money donated was used to purchase livestock, gardening boxes and other necessities for a family in Kenya. 100 Humanitarian volunteers were able to get the items to Mercy and her family in Kenya just weeks after the concert event. The family was so excited that they named their cows Vernal and Little Vernal. When the cows were delivered, the family was “so happy they couldn’t contain their tears,” shares Kaci McNeel, one of the women who organized the Koncert for Kenya event. McNeel explains that the cows and garden boxes will bless more than just one family in Kenya. “When the [animals] breed they have been told to pay it forward to other families and share the knowledge they are gaining...The acts of a few people can have a huge ripple effect and eventually change the lives of hundreds!” McNeel will be headed to Kenya herself this week to help with the 100 Humanitarians cause. Donations are still being accepted to fund 3 more business boxes for families in Kenya. Visit to donate or learn more.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.