Hello everybody! My name is Hannah Creaser, or “Anna” here in Kenya. I am a fourth year food and nutrition student and dietetic intern at the University of Prince Edward Island. I am originally from Upper Kingsclear, which is a small community outside of Fredericton, New Brunswick. This is my second time abroad but my first time on the continent of Africa!
The first thing I noticed upon coming to Kenya, is the amazing work ethic of the local people, especially the women. One example of the incredible work ethic of women here is that on top of spending their days keeping their shamba (garden) and caring for their families, some also create gravel as a means of income. This is done by taking a hammer and breaking a rock into smaller pieces. As you can imagine this is incredibly time consuming, tedious and strenuous work. This is only one of numerous examples of the amazing work ethic here to make enough money to survive. I look forward to seeing more examples. I am very excited to start my work here with local schools and women.