I take this opportunity to congratulate Maureen Maguire for Her election as the Soroptimist International President Elect 2020-2021 . We had a great opportunity to host Maureen Maguire and other SIGBI sisters at CIFORD Kenya during the Study visit in 2018 for Meru Women Garden Project in Kenya. This is a project which was funded by SIGBI for 3 years 2016-2019 aimed at Empowering,enabling and educating women and girls in Meru, The one week visit to CIFORD was great experience sharing, singing and dancing as we learnt from each other. We at CIFORD Kenya and all the women wish Maureen Maguire and Her Board all the best during this period in the leadership of this great Women organization . Best wishes
Kalumera Thuranira is a 63 year old widow from Mumui sub location of Meru in the semi-arid region. Kalumera is seen as an outcast in the community as she is deaf and dumb and has no children. Her husband died 20 years ago who had married her as a second wife. Kalumera lives a lonely and alienated life.