Commemorating International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3, 2012
Fredrick Mwangi Mbugua delivered a powerful address in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Joytown School for the Disabled in Thika. Mbugua speaks from personal experience, from resilience…and from a wheelchair.
Karen L. Freeman has been appointed to serve as the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director in Kenya. She has worked for USAID for 29 years, most recently as the Senior Deputy Mission Director in Islamabad, Pakistan, USAID’s second largest program in the world.
Freeman began her career with USAID in 1983 working in the Office of Central American Affairs. In 1990, she joined the International Development Intern program and served in USAID/El Salvador. She later moved into the Deputy Program Officer position in El Salvador.
An Impact Update from the USAID Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Program
November 2, 2012
Growing French beans for the export market increases smallholder farmers’ incomes. A community-based approach to using entrepreneurial youth to distribute affordable and nutritious products, such as porridges and flours, to rural consumers. New potato investments in Rift Valley. Read these stories about the measurable impact Feed the Future is having in Kenya in the Grow Kenya Report for September.
Joseph Maina is one of the 700 members of the Kitiri Dairy Farmers Cooperative Society. He is a dairy farmer from Kinangop, Nyandarua County and has worked closely with the USAID/Kenya Dairy Sector Competitiveness Program (KDSCP) since 2008.