BURLINGTON, N.C. – National Agents Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Albright and his family traveled to various parts of Africa with Dr. J.L. Williams’ Networking Kingdom Entrepreneurs for a two-week mission trip to distribute goats in an effort to follow part of the company’s belief of “making a difference” in the lives of others.
The goats were a Christmas gift to people in Kenya and Zimbabwe purchased by members of The Alliance during a 2013 “Christmas Gift Giving Initiative.” A total of 279 goats were distributed to various people in need, along with a computer and two iPads in an effort to help empower people that are less fortunate. Each goat was purchased for $35 by NAA.
Albright said the trip was a humbling experience and one that his family would never forget.
“Being able to see how appreciative the people in Africa were that we provided them with something as simple as goats was truly amazing,” Albright said. “The Alliance stepped up in a big way to help J.L. Williams and his team through its goat drive, and we were proud to be able to meet the people who received the goats.”
Albright and his wife, Jane and their children – Haleigh and Spencer – spent time helping feed local children in the Kibera slum, the largest on the African continent, in Nairobi, Kenya and met with several strategic partners of the Networking Kingdom Entrepreneurs. Kibera has 1.5 million people living in a one-square mile and has little or no sanitation, electricity or running water.
The mission trip featured meetings with NKE partners Philip Kabiru, George Odhiambo, Stakwell and Francesca Yurenimo, Samson Lempirias, Bishop Trevor, Hendricks Macheke, Mike Grottis and Pastor Taison Mumpande. Williams plans to return to Africa in December.
“We are very proud of the work J.L. does with less fortunate people in Africa,” Albright said. “This trip was a reminder that little things we take for granted can make all the difference in the world to somebody else. We will continue to look for ways to help people all over the world, and our time in Africa showed us just how many people’s lives we can impact.”