Geoffrey Kaburu is 60 years old and married to Ann Waruguru. They are blessed with two sons: Kelvin Gitonga, 22 and Amos Munene, 18. They own a two acre farm and Geoffrey is a volunteer lay leader at ACK Church Kaanwa in Chuka Archdeaconry in Meru Diocese.
Before the Church and Community Mobilisation Process (CCMP) began, Geoffrey used to earn his living as a casual labourer in the neighbouring farms. He and his family lived in a grass thatched house for many years. His family used to get sick regularly due to poor diet and an unhygienic environment, and they used to take herbal medicine as he could not afford to take them to the hospital. The family lacked water for domestic use. He paid his sons’ school fees with great difficulty. Interestingly, he was content with this kind of life as the Bible encourages people to remain poor so as to inherit the kingdom of God.