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(Tea)nagers Growing up and trying to like yourself

(Tea)nagers Growing up and trying to like yourself

by Kate Holby February 02, 2024

Tea and Teenagers . . . At Ajiri we try to fix things. High unemployment? We'll create jobs. Children need school fees? We pay school fees. But we can't fix those teenage years. We can't take away awkward growth. We can't remove their desire to be somewhere else or be someone else. But through encouragement, through truly seeing them, we can at least lead them to like a part of themselves. 💕

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The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure

by Kate Holby September 19, 2023

All of these thoughts of adventure make us realize that adventure is a wealthy man's game. We value the physical feats of a climb up Everest while overlooking the very physical and emotional tenacity of millions of women to simply survive.

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Wanting the Choice of Motherhood

Wanting the Choice of Motherhood

by Kate Holby April 25, 2023 1 Comment

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Becoming a Media Machine: Fishing Without a Hook

Becoming a Media Machine: Fishing Without a Hook

by Kate Holby March 24, 2023

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It's Not Just the Money, Honey. Reflections on International Women's Day

It's Not Just the Money, Honey. Reflections on International Women's Day

by Kate Holby March 08, 2023

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

by Kate Holby February 08, 2023

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Making a Contract for Love: Can we manifest a sense of belonging?

Making a Contract for Love: Can we manifest a sense of belonging?

by Kate Holby February 01, 2023

We know love can't be manufactured or bought (despite what the best marketing e-mails tell us). But we do believe love can be cultivated. It might look like making committed promises to yourself and to others in a social contract. And maybe it starts with writing down what you want in the world—kindness, a family, a sense of home.

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Hunting for Chameleons in the Dark

Hunting for Chameleons in the Dark

by Kate Holby January 20, 2023

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Escaping Poverty: Swimming against the tides of circumstance

Escaping Poverty: Swimming against the tides of circumstance

by Kate Holby October 06, 2022

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Working With a Start-Up Mentality a Decade Later

Working With a Start-Up Mentality a Decade Later

by Kate Holby August 18, 2022

When does a company stop becoming a start-up? At first, I thought maybe we had reached the next phase when we finally had health insurance. Then I thought we had evolved when we finally invested in a pallet jack. So, have we made it yet?

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2021 Impact Report

2021 Impact Report

by Kate Holby June 01, 2022

Your tea dollars at work.
100% of the profits from the sale of Ajiri products are donated to the Ajiri Foundation. Learn about our incredible scholars, programming, and how your purchases add up to create an incredible community in western Kenya.  READ THE 2021 AJIRI IMPACT REPORT

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Motherhood and Jam Sandwiches

Motherhood and Jam Sandwiches

by Kate Holby April 28, 2022

On a recent trip to Kenya I met with old family friends in Nairobi. It was the first trip I had taken since having my son in July 2020. Mrs. Ambundo, who is 85 years old and a mother to four children, took me into her arms and said "welcome to the other side." She didn't mean welcome to  "the other side" of the world. She meant welcome to the world of motherhood. 

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