As promised KDI took some time to catch up with TujengeKibera award recipient, Cynthia Mutia Munyiva. We asked her a few questions about who she is and her thoughts on winning the TujengeKibera competition. Below is the interview we conducted with this lucky lady!
About Cynthia Mutia Munyiva
Home: Lindi, Kibera and Machakos
Getting to Know Cynthia
How old are you?
Are you married?
Has anyone, other than your husband, ever proposed to you?
Do you have any children?
That is quite an age gap, why the age gap?
Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
What is your favorite food?
Where are you from in Kenya? Is Kibera your home or do you have a shags (rural home)?
How often do you visit it?
What is your favorite thing about your shags (rural home)?
Why did you move to Kibera?
Where do you live in Kibera?
What is your profession?
What is your favorite thing about living in Kibera?
What don’t you like about living in Kibera?
Do you have any hobbies?
Name 1-3 dreams you have for 2017 or life in general?
Any other fun facts or interesting tit-bits you want to share about yourself?
What was your first reaction when you found out that you won the competition?
Why did you apply for the competition when it was first announced?
Did you think that you had a strong chance at winning the competition?
Why did you want to start a program that gave children school fees and resources to go to school?
What kind of impact do you think that your fund will have on students’ lives?
The details of the fund will continue to be developed, are you excited about the process and do you think that you will encounter any challenges as you move forward?
Do you think that ANWA School will be excited about working with you to develop the fund?
Do you think that the fund will be sustainable in the long run?
After 3 years do you want the program to continue? If you do, how will the program continue? Do you have any ideas about how you will make it sustainable?