For the past six years, Que has been building relationships with local women doing extraordinary things in Ghana and Kenya, with a goal of partnering with change-makers on the continent of Africa working to lift women and girls higher in self-empowerment and economic mobility. While Jet Setting to Nairobi and Mombasa with a small group of American business owners sounds fab-u-lous, the connection is intentional and purposeful.
Drinking the best black tea in the world, and munching on hot samosas and the sweetest, most succulent mangos is the return we enjoy in exchange for extending our hands of service to our East African friends and (new) family. While touring the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya or Tarkwa and Accra, Ghana, we are inspired by social impact- in Action- by local women, who seek a better future for their communities.
“Drinking the best black tea in the world, and munching on hot samosas and the sweetest, most succulent mangos is the return we enjoy in exchange for extending our hands of service to our East African friends and (new) family.”
About three times a year, we take a small group to the Bomas of Kenya; safari in Kenya’s largest national park, Tsavo National Park; and sup on the rooftop of the One-Africa center. We are always mesmerized by the young learners in the Royal School-Mikandani in downtown Mombasa, who dream of completing high school so that their families have a better chance of rising out of morbidly impoverished living conditions.
Que invites professionals from across sectors and geographies of the US and Canada to take the leap to Africa, with the Gullah-Geechie Corridor in mind. As a native of the Sea Islands of SC, a region directly connected to the illegal importation and exportation of African citizens for the economic development of the early colonies of America, Que acknowledges the ancestral connection between the people.
The faces of perseverance, fortitude, strength and grace appear the same as we witness on Ebony South Carolinian women- who line Hwy 17S towards Georgetown. You hear the same sweet communication between ‘instant friends’, the way that a sage,Sweet grass maker will stop to say “Hey they Chile!” in her Gullah accent, and show you how she weaved the most intricate design.