Kristen Maryn (Kenya)


Kristen Maryn

Kristen Maryn (Hakijamii the Economics and Social Rights Centre): Kristen received her BS in Business Administration and BA in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 2007. Upon graduating, she traveled to Nigeria to work with a micro-finance program. After returning from Nigeria, Kristen worked in corporate management. At the time of her fellowship, Kristen was pursuing her JD at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, with a focus on migration, conflict amelioration, and alternative dispute resolution. After her fellowship Kristen wrote: “This fellowship reiterated my goal of getting to a place where I do not need to sit back and wait for someone to help me in order to get things done. I really enjoyed being part of a network that was small enough that it felt like a family, but had a global reach.”



06 Sep

Tutaonana badaye, Kenya

I have been enamored with African culture for a while, and Kenya just added to

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Posted Sep 06, 2011

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30 Aug

Trains and Things

After a few of my trips to Kibera, I had a meeting with the Executive

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Posted Aug 30, 2011

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24 Aug

Beatrice Atieno Oginga

During my time with Hakijamii, I was lucky to meet Beatrice.  She quickly became a

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Posted Aug 24, 2011

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20 Aug

Sweet Soweto

I had the pleasure of meeting Soweto Forum in Kibera during one of its typical

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Posted Aug 20, 2011

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31 Jul

Tanzania, Ndovu, and Marketing

Just got back from a whirlwind trip to Tanzania.  I couldn’t come all this way

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Posted Jul 31, 2011

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28 Jul

The Railway Dwellers: Jared and St. Juliet Educational Center

The children can be heard as soon as you step out of the car.  The

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Posted Jul 28, 2011

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28 Jul

Sad Day in Kibera

I have been busy trying to write a comprehensive and critical analysis of the opportunities

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Posted Jul 28, 2011

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26 Jul

Partners: AP and Hakijamii

Hakijamii now has a presence on The Advocacy Project’s website!  A comprehensive partner page has

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Posted Jul 26, 2011

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26 Jul

The Railway Dwellers: Stephen, Consolata, and Brian

I met Stephen enjoying the mild afternoon, sitting with his friend on a bench outside

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Posted Jul 26, 2011

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25 Jul

The Railway Dwellers: Mary

On Thursday, July 21st, I went to Kisumu Ndogo for a second time to meet

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Posted Jul 25, 2011

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22 Jul

Speeding Up…

Meetings are picking up around Nairobi for me, and posts are in the works to

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Posted Jul 22, 2011

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20 Jul

Mukuru

The railroad expansion will affect an area much broader than just Kibera.  Kibera gets a

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Posted Jul 20, 2011

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15 Jul

Kibera Paper Continued

As a quick addendum to the blog I wrote a few days ago, I was

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Posted Jul 15, 2011

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13 Jul

Entrepreneurship and Craft in Kibera

This blog is more than just a travelogue, as my goal is to attempt to

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Posted Jul 13, 2011

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05 Jul

There is no such thing as too many baby elephants. Or AP Fellows.

A quick diversion from work, in honor of 4th of July.  This weekend, Charlotte and

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Posted Jul 05, 2011

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04 Jul

A (Brief) History of the Railroad Expansion and Its Woes

The history of the railroad expansion really starts with the history of Nairobi.  It was

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Posted Jul 04, 2011

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21 Jun

Streets of Nairobi

A large part of my time in Nairobi has been spent driving to and from

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Posted Jun 21, 2011

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17 Jun

Welcome to Mathare, would you like a drink?

(I apologize in advance for the length of this blog…I know I promised brevity.  I

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Posted Jun 17, 2011

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16 Jun

Finding My Feet

I am still getting settled into Hakijamii, which is easy and hard at the same

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Posted Jun 16, 2011

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13 Jun

Funding a Country

It is an interesting time to be in Kenya.  The “mastermind” of the 1998 US

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Posted Jun 13, 2011

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09 Jun

This could be the beginning of an existential crisis.

I was perusing blogs about Kenya today, and I happened upon a woman who blogs

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Posted Jun 09, 2011

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04 Jun

Maze of Housing Rights

I am getting settled into Hakijamii.  The staff is great, and I am looking forward

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Posted Jun 04, 2011

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01 Jun

Happy Madaraka Day!

I arrived in Nairobi four days ago and have been working on a few things

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Posted Jun 01, 2011

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16 May

Kenya Bound

I leave for Nairobi in a little less than two weeks, and it feels like

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Posted May 16, 2011

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