English girl in East Africa

English girl in East Africa

It’s good to be back. You may remember me, Katie Garner, from such chronicles as ‘How to eat your way around New York’ in 2010, or ‘How not to navigate the Congo’ in 2012, or ‘Various shades of coffee shop’ in Portland, Oregon 2015. Now, I’m back with East Africa...

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Bakery Training at Togetherness Cooperative

Bakery Training at Togetherness Cooperative

As a donor and volunteer for African Road, it doesn't get much better than this: Pulling up to the Togetherness Cooperative in person for the first time, feeling the breeze, seeing the view, smelling the farm, and knowing it really is real. On Tuesday, I was delighted...

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VICOBA begins in Kenya!

VICOBA begins in Kenya!

Last week, African Road Changemaker David Clemy travelled to Kibwezi, Kenya to lead the first session of VICOBA training. Kibwezi is a rural community in dry, Eastern Kenya on the road between Mombasa and Nairobi. Access to water is one of life’s major challenges in...

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In the past week alone…

In the past week alone…

In the past week alone...   More than 150 children from the indigenous Batwa tribe in Burundi started school. Crops are being planted in three rural Batwa villages. Progress is being made in Kenya on a well project. Funding was committed for teacher training for...

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Bonding over brunch, building a better world

Bonding over brunch, building a better world

Last Saturday morning, African Road supporters filed in out of the Portland rain with brunch dishes and a heartfelt curiosity to learn about East Africa. After coffee was poured, plates were filled up, and the mingling settled down, everyone gathered in Dennis and...

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