Robin Wiszowaty, Author
“My Maasai Life” - A Remarkable Voyage
September 17, 2009
Hear Robin Wiszowaty, a first time author, tell her remarkable voyage of joining an impoverished Maasai family in rural Kenya. Robin will share how this experience led her to become The Kenya Program Director for Free The Children, working with local communities to implement and manage development projects.
Growing up in suburban Illinois, Robin Wiszowaty never pictured herself hauling water on her back four times a day up a dusty footpath, or living in a tiny hut made of cow dung. She never pictured herself meeting terminal patients in an AIDS ward, playing with starving street children in Nairobi’s slums. Yet in her early twenties Robin embarked on an incredible journey that would shake her from complacency, take her to unimaginable places and change her life forever.
Her first book, My Maasai Life follows Robin’s remarkable voyage as she joins an impoverished Maasai family in rural Kenya. With a foreword by Marc and Craig Kielburger.
Robin now serves as Free The Children’s Kenya Program Director, working in partnership with local communities to implement and manage development ventures throughout the country, including school-building, health care, alternative income and water and sanitation projects.