There’s an interview over at Darling with Alice Kinyua, founder of the organization “Many Hopes,” which invests in the generation of children who can defeat extreme poverty in Kenya:
Before working for Many Hopes (which is known as MUdzini Kwetu in Kenya) I was previously working in a commercial law firm. One day, a friend told me about this home in Mombasa that rescued children from difficult backgrounds. I travelled from Nairobi to Mombasa and spent one week volunteering at the home. While I was there, I spent a lot of time with the children, and half of the girls wanted to become lawyers because a lawyer had fought for their rights. On returning home, I could still hear the voices of the little girls. One week had changed my life. I wanted to return and help them to become lawyers and whatever else they wanted to be. I felt the need to fill the gap that the children described, they had not met a female lawyer whom they could fully relate with, and two weeks later I went back and took up a job as a manager and a legal officer.