This is Janeth.
Janeth grew up near Kenya in the Kikelelwa village, where she attended school. She comes from a family of ten; four girls, four boys and her parents.
It was very difficult to get Janeth to share about herself as she only wanted to share information about MAD. She really believes in the organization, which is why she has faithfully worked with MAD for three years now.
Previous to accepting the position as an administrative assistant for MAD, she worked for another NGO that raised street children.
She wasn’t satisfied with her position there however because she wanted to not only take children in but empower them to create a better life for themselves.
That’s when she discovered MAD.
When I asked Janeth what inspires her, she said, “Providing education to youth that in turn empowers them to be self-reliant.”
She refused to focus on herself for most of the interview, desiring only to share the greatness of MAD.
She did share one piece of advice,
“If you don’t know what to do next in life, change your environment. It is very powerful.”
She said that growing up in Kenya, then working in Tanzania has helped her understand more. She also interacts with many volunteers from all over the world that come to help with MAD.
Janeth is a young woman on a mission.
A mission to live an unwasted life for the betterment of others around her.
She is proof there is power in the peacefulness and quietness. That is who she is.
Peaceful. Quiet. Powerful.
You can check out MAD’s website and profiles of the children they sponsor by going to: http://www.GoMADNow.org
Words and photos by travel writer Emilee Struss, @emileemaestruss