Regina Mumbua Tende
Kenya 2015
Regina Tende believes she chose her career in agriculture as a child. She was raised in Mavindini, a dryland area in Kenya’s Makueni -County. When there was drought, the family would move to her grandmother’s place or an aunt’s home to ensure that they did not go hungry. Her parents were peasant farmers who depended on agriculture for food and income. “My mother did not have money to hire extra labor, so she depended on us,” she says. As her younger sister did not enjoy working on the farm, Tende would negotiate to swap duties when it was her turn in the kitchen.
My mother did not have money to hire extra labor, so she depended on us,” she says. As her younger sister did not enjoy working on the farm, Tende would negotiate to swap duties when it was her turn in the kitchen.
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