2007 – During a second trip to Kenya, Africa, Maida visited Meru at the invitation of Karambu Ringera, Kenyan political and social activist who was building a school, providing space and incentives for small cottage industries with the women of Meru (soap and jewelry), and assisting financially with families in need.
This film short was shot during a 5-day stay in Meru, January 26 to February 18, 2007 where more than 40 men and women were interviewed when Maida participated in training sessions, visited roadside stands and homes, and enjoyed dancing and singing with the Kenya women. Maida was traveling with her friend and filmmaker, Verabel Call Cluff, Kristin, Eric, and Marc Withers.
Dr. Karambu L. Ringera is the Founder and President of International Peace Initiatives. She is a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi. Born and raised in Kenya, she earned her Ph.D. in intercultural communication in 2008 from the University of Denver. She earned a Masters Degree in Media from Natal University, South Africa, as well as a Master of Theological Studies (with a peace and justice emphasis) from the Iliff School of Theology in Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Education degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Karambu Ringera was running for national political office in Kenya in 2007.