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Kisumu Building
Kajulu Medicinal garden
Kajulu Medicinal Garden

About REAP

Reap was founded in 1999 by Roger Sharland.

REAP is a Christian organisation that seeks to facilitate churches and other Christian organisations with relevant teaching that is accessible to the rural poor.

The foundation for our teaching is to:

Motivate people spiritually from the Bible

Once motivated, to have practical teaching that is based more on knowledge and family labour than on purchased inputs

The emphasis throughout is on making use of available resources

The REAP Team

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Dr Roger Sharland

Founder and Director of REAP

Roger is the Founder and Director of REAP.

He has an MA in Agriculture and Forest Sciences from Oxford University, UK. He also holds an MSc and PhD in Agricultural Extension from the University of Reading, UK.

Roger worked in Southern Sudan for almost 12 years and has had another 25 years working across East Africa. His experience includes working with a broad range of Mainline and African Independent Churches, relating Biblical teaching to the agricultural development process.

He is experienced in training on Natural Medicines and is an approved Anamed trainer.


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Rev. Rosalia Achieng Oyweka

Coordinator of Natural Medicines and CWD

Rosalia is the coordinator of the REAP Natural Medicines and Christian Women in Development (CWD) programmes.

She is also an archdeacon in the Evangelical Christ Church of Africa (ECCA). Rosalia has worked for over 24 years in rural development and in teaching church women across East Africa. Her experience includes working with many mainline and African Independent Churches, relating Biblical teaching to improving the lives of women and their families.

She is very experienced in working with Natural Medicines and is an approved Anamed trainer.


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Ms Anne Sigei


Anne is our Office Administrator in Nairobi.

She is in charge of administration and finance for REAP from the Nairobi office. Since Roger is often in the field, Anne is a primary point of contact in the office.

Anne also does training in HIV/AIDS related issues.


Pst. George Matenga Okoto

Field Worker

George is particularly responsible for the planting of Natural Medicines, and experienced in REAP’s agricultural teaching.

He is also a pastor and General Secretary in the Church of Peace in Africa, and a very active farmer.


Samuel Ouma in a field of Roselle

Bp. Samuel Ouma Ndiege

Field Worker

Samuel is a Field Worker under the Stewardship Department, encouraging tree planting and care for the soil.

He specialises particularly in promoting the planting of Vetiver Grass to counter soil erosion.

He is also a Bishop within his church.


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Mrs Domitila Mirongo

Field Worker

Domitila is a Field Worker with the Christian Women in Development (CWD) programme.

She is very experienced in working with women’s fellowships. She specialises on improving kitchens, training in moulding and installing of the energy saving stoves that REAP promotes together with other low cost kitchen improvements.