Last year, I took a big decision: I decided to spend five months in Kenya working for Momentum Trust as their intern on the ground. Looking back on that experience, I realize how much I have learned. What rests with me as the greatest lesson is how a challenging environment can be a stimulator for growth and innovation – at both an organisational and personal level.Read More
I stepped into Kenya as the new intern Shraiya Singh – a nervous 21-year-old graduate from India; flipping through my readings and preparations for working with farmers in Kenya, googling about where to find Indian food and air conditioned rooms in the closest city from the village where I was to be situated; worrying if I will be able to adjust and do justice to the challenging work environment. Read More
In October, our donor the Danish High School Borupgaard Gymnasium sent ten students and two teachers to Kenya to see with their own eyes what they are supporting. For one week, they travelled around to both visit farmers and to experience the local Kenyan life. Read More
Momentum Trust has some exciting news to share! For the past months, we have been in close dialogue with the Kenyan NGO Africa Youth Trust. This dialogue is now transforming into a partnership on a farmer project. Read More
Moving to Kenya has meant many changes in my everyday life – such as in my modes of transportation. I’ve gone from being highly mobile on my own bicycle to being the boda boda [motorbike] passenger, and from rushing across the city in a metro to cover large distances in matatus [mini-bus]. I’ve realized that the journey itself can be the experience. Read More
There are many good reasons for farmers to throw themselves into chia farming. For the new farmer Enock Asena, the greatest benefit of growing chia seeds is their health value.
Last week, 15 farmers gathered in the garden of Enock Asena. Not so long ago, Enock heard about this new seed in the area called chia. His sister had become involved with Momentum and had started growing chia in her fields, which made Enock interested.
“Many people here don’t know about chia. It’s a new seed on the market. After having discovered chia, I see so many good reasons to grow it!” Read More
Life in a Kenyan village is very different from the life that I am used to back home in Europe. One great difference is the shopping opportunities. Back home I had everything available from big supermarkets to specialty shops just a few minutes walk from my home. At my new home in the village of Uhuru, I face completely different possibilities. Read More
For the past two weeks, I have as the new intern been joining Momentum’s field officers at the farmer groups’ meetings. One thing that shines through at every meeting is the farmers’ strong interest in being part of these groups. And right now many of the groups are even experiencing that new farmers are eager to join. Read along to get a glimpse of Momentum’s work with farmer groups. Read More
- Intern Reflections: Learning How to Make Challenges Fuel for Growth
- From the Diary of Millicent Anyango
- Danish High School Student: “The best has definitely been to see the crops growing in Momentum’s farmers’ fields and to see that what our money is funding actually makes a huge difference”
- NEWS: Partnership in the Making with Kenyan Advocacy NGO
- From Bicycle to Boda Boda, From Metro to Matatu