Peris Wanjiru Nderitu

38 – Thika

What Are You Most Passionate About?

I am passionate about empowering my fellow women in my community in all areas of their lives; economic, literacy, and food etc so that they can be self reliant and better leaders.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

My hero is the late Wangari Muta Maathai. She left a legacy, not only in Kenya but the whole world that will be an example and will be copied by generations and generations.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

My favorite sound is the sound of different birds early in the morning as they sing different songs and melodies as they worship their creator.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

I work with vulnerable women, girls and boys who are less privileged in the society. Over 90% of these people have never used a computer. This project is about teaching them how to use them.

Short Description Of Project

The rural poor communities have no access to modern technologies. Women are the most affected because they have no extra time of travelling to town centres where these technologies are. We intend to teach them how to use computers at least for the first time.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

A laptop is portable and when fully charged, it can be used for quite some time before it powers off. I will walk with the laptop deep in the rural areas to teach women groups how to use it.

What Languages do you speak?

English, Swahili and native (Kikuyu)

Laptopped By

Will Burns-Garcia

Nancy Claxton