The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Miss Universe Supports Buru Buru Orphans

Photo: Leila Lopes/Facebook
Leila Lopes

Reigning Miss Universe Leila Lopes made food and books donation to children from the Buruburu SOS Children's Village at a ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi on Friday. Leila, who was in Kenya for the first time, said she had always wished to visit Kenya.

"My childhood best friend moved to Kenya when we were still young and since I missed her so much, I always hoped to visit Kenya. I'm thankful to Ecobank for making my dream come true," she said.

Leila who made history as the first Angolan woman to win the Miss Universe marking the second leg of her 'Unity Tour' where she is also scheduled to visit Mozambique and Namibia, all in an effort to highlight issues related to sustainable tourism, HIV/Aids prevention, poverty alleviation and the importance of education.

Africa was recently commended for making impressive strides towards achieving the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

Leila who was scheduled to plant trees and personally visit the children's home unfortunately did not make it after the postponement of her flight to Kenya due to bad weather. During her visit she also mingled with beauty queens and kings from different universities and colleges.

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