Cura Rotary Community Corps, Kenya
Evelyn Mungai is one of Kenyan’s leading businesswoman and entrepreneurs who has established companies, started a college of design, published a magazine for professional women, and authored a book celebrating the contributions of Kenyan women in the struggle for independence. Evelyn is equally involved in giving back and is dedicated to using her skills and talents that have earned her so much success in the business world to work to improve the lives of Kenyans especially those living in rural areas. In her role as president of the Rotary Club of Nairobi, she spearheaded a major village empowerment project which adopted the village of Cura and raised funds to implement projects to improve the quality of life for residents there. She initially focused her work in Cura on caring for children orphaned because of the AIDS epidemic but over the years that work has expanded to education, health care, and economic empowerment projects.