Dr. Karambu Ringera
2019 Global Impact Award Recipient
Born and raised in Meru, Kenya, Dr. Karambu Ringera is a visionary, activist, committed leader, formidable force for change, and an inspiration to all who meet her. She is known for her cutting edge work in innovative and sustainable models of development, peace-building, women’s rights, and global leadership programs around the world.
“My desire is to stand with communities as they learn to listen deeply to the inner knowing of their hearts, identify their needs, craft their own solutions and inspire actions to meet those needs.”
In 2002, Dr. Ringera met a group of mothers living with HIV/AIDS in 2002 who were having difficulty supporting themselves and their children. They asked her for help sending the HIV/AIDS orphans to school, and even though she was still a student at the time, she organized a dinner in Denver that raised enough funds to send the first seven orphans to school, and thus International Peace Initiatives (IPI) was founded.
In 2018, Well Aware partnered with Dr. Ringera to bring clean water to her community of Kithoka, Kenya, including the IPI Amani Children’s Home, nearby primary and secondary schools, and the surrounding community. Through this partnership, Well Aware and IPI were able to successfully bring clean water to 10,000 people in Kithoka.