One of the biggest obstacles faced by aspiring travelers is means: how do I get where I want to go with what I have? In Kenyan resident Sevelin Kinya’s case, a laptop and photoshop were the key — sort of.
When a wanderlusting Kinya asked her friend to photoshop her into pictures of exotic Chinese locations, she had no idea those photos would lead to a real life experience. After fellow Kenyan and startup accelerator CEO Sam Gichuru came across Kinya’s photos, he decided to send her to all the places she’d only previously dreamt of seeing. Kinya goes by “Seve Gat’s” on Facebook:
Ginchuru gathered friends and other travelers, raising the money Kinya would need to satisfy her wanderlust. According to the post, last updated March 6, Kinya is well on her way to China where she’ll have pocket money to explore and maybe even meet the Kenyan Ambassador to China himself.
As a dreamer, Ginchuru said, he respected other dreamers, and wanted to do all he could to make Kinya’s come true.
Her trips begins this summer.