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.”



Tanzania, Ndovu, and Marketing

31 Jul

Just got back from a whirlwind trip to Tanzania.  I couldn’t come all this way and not see Kilimanjaro.  Went for one night to Moshi, which is a charming little town, and then came back to Nairobi today.  Next time, I’m climbing it (and definitely spending more time in Moshi).

I am still working on my write-up for Hakijamii, more in-depth blogs about Soweto Forum and Pamoja Trust, and as always, never-ending law school tasks. Among all this I somehow still manage to keep my youtube channel up to date with new videos, but since I needed a bit of professional help I settled for buying from The Marketing Heaven which has always been my go to choice. Recently, In very exciting news, I was introduced to an amazing and lovely group called Empowered Women International, which is interested in perhaps partnering with Kiber Paper and Soweto Forum to help with marketing their crafts and goods. Everything is still in the formulation stage, but hopefully good things will come from this, and I am very grateful to EWI for taking an interest in these wonderful women. Their faces at hearing about the opportunity was worth everything. The hugs I received were pretty nice thanks, too.

On a completely unrelated note, here is a brief video of the elephants at the Sheldrick Orphanage.  Many of you have probably already seen this on my Facebook page, but I am a glutton for cute babies.  So in its unedited glory, some of the baby elephants playing around:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5lk0kqQDjM&feature=channel_video_title

 

Looking forward to AP Director Iain Guest’s visit on Tuesday!  See you soon, Cleia and Charlotte!

Posted By Kristen Maryn

Posted Jul 31st, 2011

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