Our Leadership


Local Kenyans in this Community

Individual leaders around the world and groups supporting Sasa Harambee are invaluable to our success. And still it is important to recognize that this organization is guided most directly from the on-the-ground local Kenyans for whom this organization was founded. That truth is what makes Sasa Harambee effective.

Herina Akyini Mung’ayo -  Sasa Harambee program assistant Herina is age 30 and married with one child. She holds adiploma in Surveyingand currently works with Sasa Harambee as the program assistant. I  support activities for the spring protection program,  the Sigomere Ward Organic Sustainable Farming Program,  Togerther We Succeed a community support program of people living with disabilities in Sigomere Ward and the Sigomere Ward Resource Center. “ My goal for Sasa Harambee is to make sure that SaHa is the best C.B.O in Sigomre Ward by supporting the everyday activities of its different components.”  I am planning to further my level of study in the area of bachelor in business administration.

Herina Akyini Mung’ayo -  Sasa Harambee program assistant

Herina is age 30 and married with one child. She holds adiploma in Surveyingand currently works with Sasa Harambee as the program assistant. I  support activities for the spring protection program,  the Sigomere Ward Organic Sustainable Farming Program,  Togerther We Succeed a community support program of people living with disabilities in Sigomere Ward and the Sigomere Ward Resource Center. “ My goal for Sasa Harambee is to make sure that SaHa is the best C.B.O in Sigomre Ward by supporting the everyday activities of its different components.”  I am planning to further my level of study in the area of bachelor in business administration.

Joackim Ondiege - Coordinator of Sigomere Ward Organic Sustainable Agriculture Program Joackim is 23 years old with a diploma in agriculture, education, and extension. He sets goals and outcomes with farmer teachers for the program.  He supervises training and monitors activities of farmer teachers.  He is responsible for long term curriculum planning and evaluation of the success of farmers. “We need to develop a strategy that can help us retain the farmers we already have and recruit more. This will only be possible through trust in the services we provide and the outcomes to make sasa harambee one of the best organizations known for agriculture and the provision of advisory services to farmers. All will be possible and we hope for a success.”

Joackim Ondiege - Coordinator of Sigomere Ward Organic Sustainable Agriculture Program

Joackim is 23 years old with a diploma in agriculture, education, and extension. He sets goals and outcomes with farmer teachers for the program.  He supervises training and monitors activities of farmer teachers.  He is responsible for long term curriculum planning and evaluation of the success of farmers. “We need to develop a strategy that can help us retain the farmers we already have and recruit more. This will only be possible through trust in the services we provide and the outcomes to make sasa harambee one of the best organizations known for agriculture and the provision of advisory services to farmers. All will be possible and we hope for a success.”

Paskalia Juma Shikuku - coordinator of Sigomere Ward Cooperatives and community awareness of Sasa Harambee agriculture programs Paskalia is 50 years old, a widow of 22 years with four daughters.  My youngest daughter will finish her four year degree in accounting in June of 2017. I finished the 11th grade of Secondary School.  In 2010, I became coordinator of the Sasa Harambee agriculture program.  I supervised nine (9) farmer teachers in training 1000 farmers over that period.  I now help establish and guide the farm cooperatives of the Sasa Harambee Organic Sustainable Agriculture Program. “ Together we are establishing markets and coordinating collection in the areas of Tea-mbolea, poultry, traditional vegetables, hay and fish.“

Paskalia Juma Shikuku - coordinator of Sigomere Ward Cooperatives and community awareness of Sasa Harambee agriculture programs

Paskalia is 50 years old, a widow of 22 years with four daughters.  My youngest daughter will finish her four year degree in accounting in June of 2017. I finished the 11th grade of Secondary School.  In 2010, I became coordinator of the Sasa Harambee agriculture program.  I supervised nine (9) farmer teachers in training 1000 farmers over that period.  I now help establish and guide the farm cooperatives of the Sasa Harambee Organic Sustainable Agriculture Program. “ Together we are establishing markets and coordinating collection in the areas of Tea-mbolea, poultry, traditional vegetables, hay and fish.“

Joseph Omondi Olunga  – marketing coordiinator Joseph Omondi Olunga, is 40 years old, married with four children i.e 3 girls and 1 boy. Am a form 4 leaver ( secondary degree). In Sasa Harambee (SAHA) Ideal with marketing for the farmers of Sasa Harambee.  I find and coordinate marketsfor the products we produce like Tea-mbolea,(top dressing ) vegetables, poultry and hay.  When funds are available I supervise establishing sublocation collection sites and brooders for chicks. I teach farmers about marketing. “My goal for Sasa Harambee (SAHA) is that with good management within a year or so we will be widely spread in Siaya county and part of Kakamega county.”

Joseph Omondi Olunga  – marketing coordiinator

Joseph Omondi Olunga, is 40 years old, married with four children i.e 3 girls and 1 boy. Am a form 4 leaver ( secondary degree). In Sasa Harambee (SAHA) Ideal with marketing for the farmers of Sasa Harambee.  I find and coordinate marketsfor the products we produce like Tea-mbolea,(top dressing ) vegetables, poultry and hay.  When funds are available I supervise establishing sublocation collection sites and brooders for chicks. I teach farmers about marketing. “My goal for Sasa Harambee (SAHA) is that with good management within a year or so we will be widely spread in Siaya county and part of Kakamega county.”


George oyeho Hellberg

George oyeho Hellberg

George Oyeho, Kenya Project Director

George Oyeho is a native of Uluthe, Kenya. He is a citizen of both Kenya and the United States.

George teaches university level Business Policy, Strategy, Logistics Marketing, and Project Management. Enrolled in a PhD program at Catholic University of East Africa, his thesis area is in self-governance at the rural level in Kenya. He is a consultant and an active, community organizer.

George plays many roles in the Sasa Harambee project:

  • He is the primary Kenyan Rotarian and directs and administers projects funded by Rotary International. ($160,000 to date).
  • He is the host for all activities of the project.
  • He directs building projects such as the school, clinic, and the protection of community springs.
  • Working side by side with Carol Carper, George assists the community in identifying needs and solutions to community challenges.
  • He leads visioning and planning activities in many different sectors of the program.
  • George is the primary representative of the program with the local and county governments.

Carol Carper

Carol Carper

Carol Carper, Sasa Harambee USA Chair

Carol is the co-founder of Sasa Harambee. Her role straddles many continents, deftly bringing people together under a shared vision to create the positive, proactive changes witnessed in these Kenyan communities. Some of her specific roles include:

  • Community organizer
  • Visionary: creating new programs & approaches based on community input and observation
  • Supervises on-the-ground staff
  • Evaluates and monitors effectiveness of programs and leaders
  • Works with George on strategic planning
  • Identifies resources in Kenya and America
  • Lives in Kenya 4-6 months a year

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Board of Directors

Sasa Harambee's Board of Directors is comprised of highly accomplished and committed individuals. Their primary role is to ensure the mission and vision of this organization are kept true. Sasa Harambee, however, is guided most directly from the on-the-ground local Kenyans for whom this organization was founded.