Meet Jackson

Jackson, born and raised on the Machakos farm where he is now raising his own family, is a man of the Kenyan renaissance, employed three times over. He is a teacher in a Machakos Primary School, a farmer, and a healer—he runs an alternative medicine clinic in town, treating boils, arthritis, malaria and skin diseases with recipes he has spent years collecting from elder healers and with a mixture of herbs and plants he picks from the mountains. In his spare time, Jackson is building houses for recent widows and working to secure land deeds for people who live on the farms that surround his own.

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