Throughout the process of community organizing we talk about relationship building. We all know that it is a crucial step, but it is so amazing when we get to see it go to a deeper level.
First you have to establish a connection and begin to foster that relationship. For Rose and Jacob in Ngong their new relationships are now deeper than just their work.
One of their leaders, Moses, called Jacob the other day not to talk about work, but to geniuinely see how he was doing. He asked about family and health.
Judith, another leader, texted Rose to wish her a good day. Jacob and Rose feel loved and taken care of by the community.
How much easier is it to work when you feel taken care of and looked after by the people you work with?