- Ron and Maurine Hatfield moved to Friedricksdorf Germany and met Bernadine Angalusha. Within a month of this meeting they made the a $1,500 donation to form the Shishwa Women’s co-op in Kakamega, Kenya
- Ron and Maurine continued gathering and sending small amounts of money to Kakamega to grow the Women’s co-op, boring fresh water wells and financing the fees for several school children
- In Our Own Quiet Way (aka Quiet Way), a Utah Charitable corporation, was officially formed as a 501(c)3 charity
- Quiet Way first physically visited Kakamega Kenya and initiated the formation of the Kenyan Board of Directors and Society
- Quiet Way started a collection of supplies to be shipped to Kenya for medical, educational and humanitarian projects it had initiated
- First annual Summer Concert fund raising event at Hatfield estate by Spencer Pettit
- Quiet Way participated in the first Princess Festival as a humanitarian fund raising event.
- Members of Quiet Way traveled to Kenya to formalize relationships with key government officials and to finalize the official Society status.
- The first 8’ x 10’ x 40’ container was shipped to Kenya bearing $1,000,000 (USD) of supplies and equipment
- Quiet Way teamed up with Dr. Kimball Crofts and his Humanitarian Aid Relief Team (aka HART) bringing 14 doctors and 28 nurses to the Kakamega Regional Hospital where they performed 79 major operations over a 5 day period. Many scouts, young women groups, and others donated time and money. A milk cow was purchased by one of the donor groups for the co-op.
- Quiet Way sponsored the “Kakamega Big Game Night” fundraising event in Lindon Utah at the Hatfield estate. All proceeds from the event were used to fund scholarships for poor and orphaned Kenyan students
- Medical supplies shipped earlier were distributed to the regional hospital and 22 schools in the Kakamega school district. Shipment included thousands of readers, text books and personal school supplies
- Quiet Way team members were officially welcomed in a private meeting with the Vice President of Kenya, Stephan Kalonzo Musyoka. He requested that Quiet Way focus on sending aid to drought areas of the eastern parts of Kenya.
- Quiet Way announces their goal to bring aid to the drought stricken portions of Kenya and construction of 1,000 dams in the drought areas.
- The second annual Princess Festival event occurred in Lindon Utah with the specific intention of sending food to Kenya. Celebrity vocalist, Debra Gibson, made an appearance and performed for the Festival visitors. The event also enjoyed Kenyan Ambassador Peter Ogego as its honored guest and he was the honorary King at the Daddy Daughter Ball
- The Asembo Balochi Orphan feeding center was proposed by Ambassador H.E. Peter Ogego. Quiet Way agreed to provide the startup funds.
- Quiet Way completed the first two dams and distributed 20 tons of beans and corn to seven villages in the Kibwezi District of Kenya, feeding over 10,000 people for an extended period.
- Quiet Way expanded its scholarship program to include more high school and college students. Mechanical corn grinders were provided to the Women’s co-op
- First annual Christmas Concert @ the Hatfield estate, sponsored by the Hatfields and Quiet Way. Performed by Concert Pianist,Spencer Pettit and associates.
- Balochi Orphan feeding center was materially completed and the initial orphans were fed a light breakfast and a nutritional lunch each school day. Initially, 100 school children were involved. Extra food prepared during the day is delivered to the very old people of the village. (Children run to the center during their one hour lunch break each day)
- Third annual Princess Festival draws 8,000 to the Hatfield estate, filling it to near capacity. The event enjoys Ambassador Ogego’s wife Rose and two of his children as its honored guests. Amazon best selling author, Adria Manary (Mommy Magic) honored as an additional special guest.
- Quiet Way (Holly Sue Hatfield) conducts a careful on site review of the water problems and resources of the targeted drought area of Kenya. She also interviews all of the Scholarship students and video tapes them explaining their goals and aspirations.
- Quiet Way sponsored a charity cooperative summit in Nairobi with key governmental and charity representatives attending. The new emphasis of the Quiet Way organization was announced to act as an organizer of resources in country to create greater efficiency and more sustainable results.
- Ron Hatfield met with the World Food Program in Washington D.C., enjoyed a short audience with the Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and Raj Shaw, Director of USAID. Quiet Way was invited to join as the United Nations (World Food Program) designated water development charity
- Quiet Way added additional staff and developed an intern relationship with two local universities, Brigham Young and Utah Valley University. The emphasis shifted from building dams and providing food to collaboration/coordination of reliable revenue sources and existing service providers.
- Fourth Annual Princess Festival occurred at a larger venue, Thanksgiving Point, with over 10,000 participants. Princess Festival was converted to a “for profit” venture with the same previous objective of contributing to Quiet Way together with other selected charities supporting Children issues worldwide. Adria Manary, with her daughter Astra, was again honored as our special guest.
- Ron Hatfield visited the Balochi Feeding Center, bringing additional benefactors to help expand capacity to 200 children per day.