Lift Up the Vulnerable has both USA-based and Kenya-based teams that work together to serve and support our anti-trafficking network spanning Sudan and South Sudan. In December of 2022, we had the privilege of strengthening our Kenya team by adding two new project coordinators based in Nairobi. These leaders will help with monitoring and evaluation, program development — like agriculture, girls empowerment, trauma-informed care, and new economic development initiatives — and coordinating logistics for LUV’s three network locations.
Today, I’m excited to introduce you to one of these leaders: Pauline Jacqueline Njoroge!
Pauline received her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Egerton University and has experience as an agricultural specialist and a project manager. She is passionate about sustainable agriculture and zero hunger and has worked in the ASAL areas (Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands) in leading sustainable agriculture development, social impact, and economic empowerment projects. She joins the LUV team as a project coordinator to focus on the agricultural development of the three centers in Sudan and South Sudan. In her personal life, Pauline is passionate about women and girl-child empowerment and social impact. It is in this capacity and her previous experience in mentorship programs as a volunteer that she will continue to empower girls and all children under LUV programs in accordance to LUV’s mandate.
I invited Pauline to share more with you about why she felt compelled and called to serve with this ministry.
When I entered into the agriculture industry, I thought I found my place in the world because food brings people together — so growing it would help me bring people together in various aspects. I was so wrong. In my early career, I worked in the corporate world where, at first, I sat behind a desk and ran numbers. However, as my journey continued, I was later able to have meaningful interactions with farmers in the ASAL regions and through social impact projects, I found myself where I wanted to be.
Joining the LUV team is exciting for me because it touches on all the areas, I am passionate about, agriculture, social impact, and empowerment. The first month of work has been exciting and informative. I have met LUV’s indigenous leaders who implement the dream of preventing trafficking in the grassroot levels. I cannot wait to be of service to LUV’s mission and vision which helps me work in aspects I am passionate about and empower others. I look forward to helping the communities and institutions under LUV achieve sustainable agriculture and zero hunger.
LUV envisions a world where vulnerable children and women are empowered and, through them, war-torn communities are transformed. In these uncertain times, our work now is more critical than ever. Your prayers and financial partnership will help us save lives.
More good news to come. Stay tuned!