Recently, one of our leadership team members, Moses Tianda, lost his dad. It was amazing how the entire team responded to it. The news was passed around the group quickly. I can’t remember the number of times I got that news myself from different members of the team.
Our team meeting corresponded to the burial day, but the team unanimously decided to postpone the meeting so that we would all attend the burial. On the burial day we all showed up and those who couldn’t called Moses to support him during this time.
It was hard to believe that before we got into this community these people did not know each other. I stood aside and appreciated how far we had come as a team and this gave me strength to soldier on because this work is hard, but I look at how far we have come and what we have achieved already.
-Jacob Okumu, Community Organizer Ngong