Proper Walk 2016 took place in August! Ten Americans, ten Kenyans, and twenty three camels trekked 120-140 miles in Kenya’s Northern Frontier District – over a ten day period – and raised funds for the Makindu Children’s Program and awareness of the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Sahara Africa and the thousands of orphans left in its wake.
The Walkers faced challenging terrain, and encountered wild animals and indigenous tribes on their journey.
This site is dedicated to the ongoing fund raising, education, and adventure that is the essence of the Proper Walk. Seven Proper Walks have covered over 1,100 miles….and have raised over $600,000. This year’s Walk has so far raised over $130,000.
If there is one last great African journey, this might be it: 160 miles of wildest Kenya, a trek done in the style of the old explorers, a pack of seriously ornery camels, and one really good cause. -Tim Cahill, National Geographic Adventure magazine, Sep 2005
The Proper Walk is an “adventure for a cause” created by Michael Farley, a former ’70s Peace Corps volunteer stationed in Makindu, Kenya East Africa. Proper Walks are a biannual event that raises money for the Makindu Children’s Program (MCP), a 501c-3 supporting the Makindu Children’s Centre (MCC). MCC is a day use facility that cares for more than 450 AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children in Makindu.