Join Peninah on her journey to Samburu Country, Kenya. We will listen to the people in the village, about Peninah’s projects, womens empowerment, like reusable sanitary towels, horticulture and seeds, bead work, jewellery. We will listen to stories about the wild dogs, children and politics.
Peninah: My trip to Kenya despite of all the hardships was one of the best things that happened to me. Visiting my family, introducing new projects and just being home made me completely very happy. I came back to Graz full of energy and Positive vibes. I feel completely like a reborn person in a very special way. Coming back here and discussing my experience with my colleagues at the Radio explaining to them what the tracks are all about made me feel like I am back at the heart of our village. And the expression of them listening to my stories were priceless. We could sit for hours talking about Samburu.
Peninah Lesorogol grew up in Samburu County, North Kenya, in a village, within the Savanna, and traditional live.
Encouraged and supported by her parents, Peninah went to school, when she was already fourteen. Peninah, resilient and smart, got educated and even studied tourism.
As Peninah had to witness, the Samburu County of her childhood changed, by climate change, by landgrabbing, by putting pressure on the once semi-pastoralist and proud communities.
Through beadwork and agroforestry Peninah started projects in her village to generate income, open access to education for women, and growing vegetables for nutrition.
Now Peninah is living with her family in Austria and became part of our radio community at Radio Helsinki.
In Spring 2021, equipped with a microphone she went to Samburu.
With Peninah, Gea, Simona, Saif and Walt.