Together with Diana, Maggie – see blog post with her portrait – now runs our Nyendo Office Nairobi, well connected with our partner NairoBits, whose CEO, Magdalena Mwanjugu, visited our young people in Germany and at our retreat in February this year. As expected, she was enthusiastic about us and our work. She hired Maggie for us through NairoBits in order to be able to support her and the project better. One thing fits into the other in a wonderful way and our Nyendo partnership becomes more competent and powerful. What a blessing.
After the construction of the hostel at KYS was not possible, Maggie found a solution on her own initiative through the area chief Mr. Rufus Mwangi in Kangemi. To everyone’s surprise, we are given ¼ acre of land in the slum – free of charge. It is easily accessible and completely safe due to its proximity to the Chiefs Office and the police station and there are even large trees on the property – how nice! What is sobering, however, is that development costs amount to around €8,000. Our lawyer is still checking the legal circumstances.
A Nyendo Hub in Kangemi Slum – too good to be true? Who would have thought something like this was possible when I was the first white person in this slum in 2005 and visited the KYS.