The UV index is most Kenyan cities is an 11 which means the suns strength is very strong and you could burn very quickly. Fair skinned missionaries and visitors should take extra precautions to avoid sunburn and damage to their skin. When Brandy (pictured below with children from the village) contacted us we were more than happy to cover her in UV protective shirts so that she could focus on her ‘mission’ and not have to worry about sun protection. As you can see from the pictures below Brandy styled her UV Skinz swim shirts very well! Her everyday look included a long skirt, sturdy walking shoes, a UV protective shirt, a head scarf (to protect her scalp) and a breezy scarf. Very sun conscious!
Below is a Q & A to see just what she thought of UV Skinz, how our UV protective shirts helped her on her trip and how her trip to Kenya went. Please read and share!
Could you explain the purpose of your trip and what you learned while there?
The purpose of our trip was medical. Our church sent a team of 18 people. Half of the team worked in a make shift doctor’s office while the other half taught in the school . We were at the UASONYIRO primary school. It was life changing. To see the joy in the children even though some of them had walked 5 miles to school ! Then for lunch they would walk to the river for dirty water. It was a very humbling experience. We are so blessed with all that we have and we don’t even realize it because we have always had it.
What UV Skinz products did you receive for your trip?
How did your UV Skinz swim shirt benefit you on your trip? What did you think about the feel, fabric, usefulness?
The benefit of the UV Skinz on my trip was priceless! I have a very pale complexion, we were in direct sunlight from 9 am to 3 or 4 pm each day. Had I not been able to wear the UV Skinz I would’ve burned as some of my team members did. The material was light and dried very quickly, even though we were constantly sweating. The Jacket was great for the afternoon when the sun was still high but the temperature dropped.
Have you ever worn UV protective clothing before and if not will you begin to now?
I have never worn UV clothing before but I can guarantee it is a must have for ALL wardrobes and I won’t be caught in the SUN without it. UV Skinz provided the protection I needed so that I could focus on the work I was sent to do.