Life after QES: Caro’s Chilies from Makadara Sub-County Food and Farm Market

Caro's Chilies that she never transplanted into pots Before I narrate the story behind Caro's chilies, here is the conversation that informed my writing this time; Akdoshe in this conversation is myself, Agnes. I didn't know they referred to the market as mine! On Friday the 28th of February, 2020, my colleague Veronicah Kisilu and … Continue reading Life after QES: Caro’s Chilies from Makadara Sub-County Food and Farm Market

White sneaks, black boots, muted colours–

My thoughts being plunked into a new world... White sneaks, black boots, muted colours—a few of my favourite things and closet staples—could not be more opposite than the regular streetwear or business attire in Nairobi or most of East Africa. Here, unorthodox, unmuted colour combinations of any abstract pattern are donned with confidence. I find … Continue reading White sneaks, black boots, muted colours–

And Suddenly I’m Working in the Development Industry

There are three types of aid according to Dambisa Moyo – “humanitarian or emergency aid,… charity-based aid,… and systematic aid” these different types of aid are funded by different sources and are utilized for different reasons, a complicated global economy of aid is created with these funds totaling in the hundreds of billions annually. Yet … Continue reading And Suddenly I’m Working in the Development Industry

Changing Handwashing Behavior for Health Outcomes in Children

My internship in Kenya is with Practical Action, a UK-based organization that is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage.  More specifically, the project I'm working on is focused on handwashing, it is called the Safe Pair of Hands project (hereafter, SPOH).  This … Continue reading Changing Handwashing Behavior for Health Outcomes in Children