Please welcome Njeri Migwe to the AFSC as the Immigrant Entrepreneurship Intern in the Dayton, OH office.
Njeri is a young African woman originally from Kenya who studied accounting and international business at Xavier University in Ohio. By experiencing the negative stereotypes that are often associated with Africa, she was driven to be highly involved in community initiatives.
For example, Njeri was involved in the Xavier African Students’ Association leadership, in which she organized cultural events to educate the Xavier University community about African cultures and development. Additionally, by volunteering for Simba International, Njeri has not only seen the ingenuity of products made by Kenyan women, but she has also witnessed the excitement that American consumers have when purchasing fairly-traded products.
These experiences have enlightened her about the importance of sharing one’s culture and creativity with the world and are the reasons why she is proud to be African. She is therefore determined to further positively impact African development by fostering African entrepreneurship in the global marketplace.
Njeri’s past experience and involvement with AFSC has proved to be very positive and worthwhile, and has increased her passion for promoting social justice in the world. With AFSC’s Immigrant Entrepreneurship Internship, she hopes to continue to understand the impact of globalization on African economies and immigrant communities in the United States. In particular, she hopes to use her business knowledge and skills to empower African artisans and entrepreneurs to create the first African Chamber of Commerce in Dayton, Ohio.
Francesca Collazo is a Human Resources Generalist for AFSC.