Thistle Farms & the Isabel Allende Foundation
Kenya: July 23 – 31, 2023
On our travels, we will be joined by Lucy Njeri, who will be our guide throughout our exploration of Kenya. When asked about herself, she shared about her love of Africa, travel, and her family. As the eldest of eight children, she was shaped by this experience and feels a sense of personal connection to the purpose and mission of Teenseed, as well as Daraja Academy. Here’s a little more about Lucy, in her own words:
Introducing Lucy Njeri
My name is Lucy Njeri. My actual tribal name given at birth is Njeri, which means “the one who travels” or “the traveller.” Mother Nature clearly does have mapped out paths. As my name suggests, travel for me is sanity. And I do adore this continent of ours. Sharing a piece of it every time I have guests is pure joy. I travel with guests as a personal guide and storyteller. I have travelled within Eastern and Southern Africa more times than I can count, and I do look forward to more.
I am a mother to three children, and if I had my way, I would have 30. I have many godchildren and am an aunt, and even a grandma! My favorite pastimes are spent cooking for my family (clan). There is something magical about seeing joy shared with family. I cannot swim to save my life, but I do love fishing, done the old way. I find it quite soothing. A good book goes a long, long way. Tea is an addiction I am not willing to drop. I prefer mountains, rivers, lakes, and streams.
I am a feminist and will always shout about it from the rooftops. I will advocate for equality to my last breath.