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Less Doing, More Brewing

Less Doing, More Brewing

by Kate Holby May 08, 2020

Hakuna matata! What "Kenyan Time" teaches us about quarantine time. How we deal with our anxieties to constantly be productive, and our shifting perceptions on what "productivity" actually means.

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Self-Care and Motherhood in Kenya

Self-Care and Motherhood in Kenya

by Kate Holby April 29, 2020

This term of self-care, as we have come to know it, isn't just reserved for bath bombs or face masks, but is an evolving idea that women can reclaim some time or some money for themselves. Perhaps we don't talk enough about the new clothes or the hair or their new cooking pot because it doesn't align within the common narrative of selfless motherhood and womanhood.

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Earth Day: Ajiri is Committed to Sustainability

Earth Day: Ajiri is Committed to Sustainability

by Kate Holby April 16, 2020

This past month seemed to float by. We were worried about sales. Worried about the health of our community in Kenya (225 confirmed cases of CV19 in Kenya). We were trying to figure out the transition to teaching by cell phone (not even smartphone) to our Ajiri scholars. And we were worried about how we are going to continue to pay 60 women in rural Kenya when the flow of orders has trickled.

Those worries are all still there. But this past week, instead of swirling amidst the stress and skimming the news and refreshing our browsers, we started to be still.

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Lemon Lentil Soup Featuring Ajiri Tea

Lemon Lentil Soup Featuring Ajiri Tea

by Kate Holby April 01, 2020

This perfect quarantine recipe is brought to you by the culinary creative, Annie Strong of Annie's Kitchen. This hardy soup combines classic comforting lentils with our zesty Ajiri Black Tea with Lemon Myrtle. Perfect for an early Spring dinner. 

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Expelled from School: Tea and Teenagers

Expelled from School: Tea and Teenagers

by Ajiri Online Orders January 14, 2020 1 Comment

Our primary focus at the Ajiri Foundation is working with our students to become the best citizen--the best "you" can be. Our second goal, of course, is to improve academic performance. When school fees are paid, uniforms are bought, food is on the table, and there is a stable presence of support, our students inevitably do better in school. But sometimes, they don't. Potential, of course, is harder to measure than test scores. 

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To Be A Kid

To Be A Kid

by Ajiri Online Orders July 25, 2019

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The Business of Optimism

The Business of Optimism

by Kate Holby March 28, 2019

Sales, expenses, assets, liabilities . . . a succinct way to sum up a business. But equally important in determining the health of a company is the emotional balance sheet. What percentage of pessimism? Optimism? Determination? Numbers don't tell the story of a business, people do.

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With Struggle Comes Gratitude

With Struggle Comes Gratitude

by Kate Holby November 20, 2018 1 Comment

Behind every success we have shared—every “A” earned in math, or electricity put in the home of one of the artisans—there is hardship. This Thanksgiving we are filled with gratitude because we know all to well the struggle. 

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Finding a Home

Finding a Home

by Kate Holby September 11, 2018

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There is no "I" in Team, but there is TEA

There is no "I" in Team, but there is TEA

by Kate Holby March 20, 2018

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We Are Not a Cause

We Are Not a Cause

by Kate Holby January 24, 2018 1 Comment

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Back to School: Raising a Company and Raising 30 Kids.

Back to School: Raising a Company and Raising 30 Kids.

by Kate Holby September 06, 2017 1 Comment

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