International Women’s Day at OLPS

Today is International Women’s Day and I feel so lucky to be working with TWO organizations that strive to make the world a better place for men and women alike: Mama Hope has a dream team staff of some of the most driven, innovative, supportive, exceptional women I’ve ever met and I’m honoured to be a part of…

Project Update from the Farm!

This extra day of February marks the end of my first full month here in Kisumu. Time has flown and I’m taking a moment to look back on the incredible amount of progress I’ve seen at the Rita Rose Garden & Sustainable Farm in the relatively short time I’ve been here. All of the crops…

Sounds of Progress

I’m sitting here at the farm listening to the wonderful sound of dairy goats bleating, periodically drowned out by the noise of a hammer. My ears have never been so happy! The goats are the newest addition to the Rita Rose Garden & Sustainable Farm – they arrived on Friday after our veterinarian consultant and I…

“Welcome my baby, I love you”

These were the very first words I heard from Anastasia, the director of the Kisumu-based non-profit organization, Our Lady of Perpetual Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS and Orphans (OLPS). Even from the relatively little time I’ve spent with her so far, it’s clear to me that Anastasia has an enormous amount of love in…

The Power of Food

Food is a powerful thing. It strengthens our bodies, nourishes our brains, and gives us the energy to take on whatever life throws at us. But food can do even more than that. I believe that with access to the right resources, people can harness the power of food to transform their lives and communities. How? Food…