Meet a guide from Zawadisha at a centrally-located point in Nairobi, then travel to the community of Kayole, a roughly 1-hour trip into the suburbs. This is the perfect time to learn about Zawadisha’s work in rural Kenya, or ask questions about Kenyan culture and society.
Upon arrival in Kayole, you’ll head to a local market to meet a longtime resident, Cecilia, who will show you around the market. Stop at small stalls selling fruits, vegetables, and secondhand clothing, and meet a few women who have used loans from Zawadisha to start and grow their own businesses.
Continue to Cecilia’s home for a traditional lunch of pilau and stew with Cecilia and her family, then learn to make chapati, a bread that’s a staple in the Kenyan kitchen. When you’ve mastered the art of patting out chapati, make the return trip to Nairobi, where you’ll visit a city center restaurant for a drink—try the locally beloved Tusker beer or Stoney soda—and watch the hustle and bustle of Kenya’s capital. This tour concludes in central Nairobi, close to transit, restaurants, and sights.