Why Acacia in Kenya? For the partners of this project, the acacia tree is a powerful symbol. Strongly evocative of Africa, it is a reminder that even dreams that seem out of reach can come true. For Joyce, just the thought of ever journeying to Africa and seeing Acacia trees up close seemed impossible at one time.
Acacia in Kenya was founded in 2005 by Joyce Mohr and Sammy Lutomia. Joyce had already become interested in traveling to East Africa through her work as a tax accountant with international clients when she met Sammy, who was returning to Kenya after 18 months working in the U.S.