Karen and Alex Zizinga in Uganda
Lambi Fund fellow, Masters degree in sustainable agriculture from
Makerere University and...
Access for Action has severable sustainable
development projects: Clean drinking water for
community
Raise pigs, cows, goats and chickens for food security
and income
Beekeeping
Women’s association
Makes charcoal from plantain leaves and candles from beeswax
Met up w/ 1st Congregational Church in Nairobi, Kenya
We stayed at Desmond Tutu Conference Center
Kibera – one of largest slums in world – in Nairobi
Action Foundation Center
for special needs kids in
Kibera
We brought books and art supplies for the kids
Karen with Akili Dada founder Wanjiru Kamau
Akili Dada – leadership incubator for young Kenyan
women. Training for the nex...
Akili Dada team – strong powerful feminist leaders
Empakasi School
It was winter 72 degrees so they had to bundle up!
Green Belt Movement
Founded by my friend Wangari Maathai, first African woman to win
Nobel Peace Prize
Mercy came to Haiti several years ago and met her
again with GBM
Heard stories from Global Education Fund scholars
Presented SAT prep books
Visited John Mwangi and his family
He was a Lambi Fund fellow and trains people how to start up
sustainable enterprises an...
Had to show off that I could operate a well
It was hard!
I gave them a laptop
Teaching them how to use it
I gasped when I saw what was in their backyard
A crocodile!!!
We worshipped with the Church of the Holy Spirit of
East Africa
Here is the church
Safari time
Zebras like to maintain eye contact
A rare sighting – a leopard!
Mama lion and her babies
I danced with Massai women
16 women married to two men
Singing with Massai children
Inside the chief’s hut
He showed us the medicinal herbs they used
Baby elephant walk
Our safari camp was next to a hippo community
The last afternoon there I had a glass of wine
on the deck
When a family of giraffes walked by!
Umoja East Africa Fund
• Alex, John and I formed an organization to
help people in Uganda and Kenya become
self-sufficient...
We will work together to
make the world a better place!
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  1. 1. Karen and Alex Zizinga in Uganda Lambi Fund fellow, Masters degree in sustainable agriculture from Makerere University and advisor to Access for Action
  2. 2. Access for Action has severable sustainable development projects: Clean drinking water for community
  3. 3. Raise pigs, cows, goats and chickens for food security and income
  4. 4. Beekeeping
  5. 5. Women’s association Makes charcoal from plantain leaves and candles from beeswax
  6. 6. Met up w/ 1st Congregational Church in Nairobi, Kenya We stayed at Desmond Tutu Conference Center
  7. 7. Kibera – one of largest slums in world – in Nairobi
  8. 8. Action Foundation Center for special needs kids in Kibera
  9. 9. We brought books and art supplies for the kids
  10. 10. Karen with Akili Dada founder Wanjiru Kamau Akili Dada – leadership incubator for young Kenyan women. Training for the next generation of leaders
  11. 11. Akili Dada team – strong powerful feminist leaders
  12. 12. Empakasi School
  13. 13. It was winter 72 degrees so they had to bundle up!
  14. 14. Green Belt Movement Founded by my friend Wangari Maathai, first African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize
  15. 15. Mercy came to Haiti several years ago and met her again with GBM
  16. 16. Heard stories from Global Education Fund scholars Presented SAT prep books
  17. 17. Visited John Mwangi and his family He was a Lambi Fund fellow and trains people how to start up sustainable enterprises and become self-supporting
  18. 18. Had to show off that I could operate a well It was hard!
  19. 19. I gave them a laptop Teaching them how to use it
  20. 20. I gasped when I saw what was in their backyard
  21. 21. A crocodile!!!
  22. 22. We worshipped with the Church of the Holy Spirit of East Africa
  23. 23. Here is the church
  24. 24. Safari time Zebras like to maintain eye contact
  25. 25. A rare sighting – a leopard!
  26. 26. Mama lion and her babies
  27. 27. I danced with Massai women 16 women married to two men
  28. 28. Singing with Massai children
  29. 29. Inside the chief’s hut He showed us the medicinal herbs they used
  30. 30. Baby elephant walk
  31. 31. Our safari camp was next to a hippo community
  32. 32. The last afternoon there I had a glass of wine on the deck
  33. 33. When a family of giraffes walked by!
  34. 34. Umoja East Africa Fund • Alex, John and I formed an organization to help people in Uganda and Kenya become self-sufficient. A hand up, not a handout. • Education, training, food security, small enterprises. • Filed paperwork and some of the groups you have seen here will be its first recipients of funding.
  35. 35. We will work together to make the world a better place!

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