June 21st 1961
|I studied secondary school in LaSalle Condal in Barcelona, and later vocational training in the Escuelas Salesianas of Sarrià.
Empecé mi afición por viajar con 34 años y he tenido la oportunidad de visitar Marruecos, Mauritania, Manaos (Brasil Amazónico) y Kenia. En este último país estuve haciendo un voluntariado durante un año trabajando en Kibera, un barrio de chabolas situado en la capital Nairobi y también prestando ayuda en un orfanato y en un colegio con discapacitados.
My profesional life has been intense, mainly in the building sector, where I worked until the big financial crisis of 2008, where I got laid off. At 49 years old and in that industry it was quite hard to find a new job, so I decided to go on a spiritual retreat for almost a year in the Santuario del Lord (Catalan pyrinees). That is where I decided to refocus my life and dedicate myself to helping others in need.
October 20th 1988
|I studied in the Instituto Véritas of Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) and later Business Management at the UCM in Madrid.
Already from a very young age, I was very interested in the situation of the African continent. After finishing my studies, I tried to combine work with travelling, spending a year in the UK working and learning english. Later I worked for 2 years in UNHCR's ACNUR, during which I also travelled to Southeast Asia for 3 months.
Towards the end of 2016, I went to Kenya for 6 months to work as a volunteer in Kibera. That's when I was finally able to see and understand the harsh reality of the situation in Africa, and where and when the idea for AfricaNguvu was born.
January 19th 1989
|Raised in different cities and countries around Europe, I grew up with a big hunger to see all the corners of the world.
In February of 2017, after having lived in Austria for 4 years, I travelled to Kenya for 2 months to help out in a recycling project called Kleanbera Recycling. This is when I met Nacho and Joan, with whom we thought there could be better ways to help the kenyan community.
Now, back in Spain, I still feel Kenya's calling, its beauty and, above all else, its people, some of whom I consider brothers, and all of whom I would like to keep helping as much as possible.
Elizabeth Akinyi Omondi
February 28th 1978
|My name is Elizabeth Akinyi Omondi. I was born on February 28th, 1978 in a very humble home.
I went to primary school from 1985 to 1992, then to secondary school and eventually trained as an ECDE teacher. Before working at Trusted School, I spent 8 years working at the GS Academy. Since then, I've been working at the school which today we are trying to support through AfricaNguvu.
Christine Ndalila Namalome
July 25th 1979
|I was born in a big family, as the 9th out of 11 children.
From a very humble origin, I went to school from 1985 to 1994. When I was in secondary school, I was unable to finish my studies because, after my father's death when I was only 11, my mother could no longer afford to pay for tuition fees.
Más adelante, pude formarme en Nairobi, donde conseguí un certificado como Cuidadora. Antes de entrar a trabajar en el Trusted School, estuve trabajando en el Kabete Children’s Home de Nairobi durante 4 años. En 2005 me trasladé a Kisumu para trabajar en New Life Home Trust como cuidadora. Tras 12 años ahí, decidí involucrarme en el Trusted School con Elizabeth, donde sigo trabajando a día de hoy.