Interviewing two women leaders
Author Anita Lintula
Vilma: “A good question. We shall have successfully implemented the ongoing Wash and Grow! project. Maybe the project has expanded and/or we have new projects. We work closely in cooperation with Mifuko Women Development CBO.”
Jane: “As we continue the good work we do in the Wash and Grow! project, the CBO will be stable and grow big and strong.”
Vilma: “I am inspired by the well-organised women that are working for Mifuko in Kenya. We have a good team and context to do projects.”
Jane: “I am inspired by the work we do and by the transparency of the organisation. We plan and monitor the project together with the project manager Peter Manyolo.”
Vilma: “Covid-19 time has been challenging as we haven’t been able to visit the project site as planned. Mifuko Trust is a voluntary-based organisation which allows a lot of things but has its limitations also.”
Jane: “So far there hasn't been any major challenges.”
We asked Vilma what she wants to say to the next chairperson of Mifuko Trust?
Vilma: “Mifuko Trust is in very good hands with Minna Impiö (the current chairperson). Together with Minna we can support the work of Peter and Anita Lintula as they are doing the core work of the project of which I am very grateful.”
Jane adds that she is very happy with the Wash and Grow! project and of the time spent with Vilma when building the first dry toilet. She is content with the information about the ecological sanitation and dry toilets available in Swahili so she can easily continue the education of community members about the benefits of dry toilets. Jane has been using the urine and compost produced from the dry toilets in her field and the crops have been good.