Mary Ekuwam: The face of resilience in Nadapal community, Northern Kenya

A beacon of hope

Martin Karimi
Oct 29, 2018 · 4 min read
Mary Ekuwam, chairperson Etic Women’s Group in Nadapal, Turkana County. Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi

Greater goals

WFP has supported Etic Women’s Group with trainings on post-harvest losses management as well as assets such as a modern store and a hammer mill that allows the women to make an income. Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi

Mentored to mentor

Mary is currently mentoring ten other groups in Nadapal, including two youth groups. But it did just happen by magic.

Generosity at sharing information

“What sets Mary apart is her desire to share information,” said Josephine Eripon, the leader of Ngitorongkes farmers group, a fairly new arrival with 15 members. “She always relays information to us, whether feedback from a seminar or information from the agricultural extension office. She makes sure everybody gets the message.”

Mary Ekuwam has taught other groups how to run table banking, which is one of the success that that Etic Women’s Group enjoys. Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi

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