MINN Talk and Tour at Organic Health Response
Join MINN for a Talk and Tour of Organic Health Response (OHR) to get an in-depth look at the organization in a small group setting. The agenda includes an overview of the organization by Richard Magerenge, Co-Founder and Kenya Country Director, and Kelsi Hines, Executive Director, as well as a private tour of their space at Impact Hub MSP.
Organic Health Response is a small, community health nonprofit working on the shores of Mfangano Island, in Kenya's Lake Victoria. Its mission is to strengthen the capability and confidence of the residents of Mfangano Island in Kenya to protect their health, culture, and unique island ecosystem. OHR believes that the health of individuals is fundamentally connected to the strength of our communities and the sustainability of our environments. Since 2007, OHR has served these remote island communities through a 100%-solar-powered community center that they built by hand that provides integrated health, culture and environmental programming through a diverse, holistic approach.
Richard Magerenge is a Co-Founder and current Kenya Country Director of OHR. Richard will share his inspiring story of growing up on Mfangano Island, Kenya, losing both of his parents to HIV/AIDS, becoming a trusted community leader, getting his family farm registered on the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms registry, and ultimately co-founding OHR with Chas Salmen who was a visiting medical student exploring sources of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Western Kenya. OHR has now become a truly transformative community-led health and sustainability organization that serves Mfangano communities in Kenya.
There will be a networking opportunity following the Talk and Tour at Modist Brewing starting at 7pm. The Modist Brewing event is open to all who would like to network with the MINN community and OHR staff!