Team

Start Somewhere is a social startup dedicated to improving the conditions of people in vulnerable situations in the Global South.

Team

We focus on addressing the lack of jobs, unsafe and unsanitary housing, and insecure land tenure through our sustainable “change from within” approach.
Start Somewhere is a design and construction team comprising of the German social enterprise and the Kenyan Ltd company. We manufacture our own building materials (the innovative TwistBlocks) at our factory in Kibera where local people are permanently employed.
CEO

Kristina Cress

Comm. Designer Director PR & Comm.

Architect

Claire du Plessis

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
NGO Board Start Somewhere Kenya

Dennis Andere

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
CEO

Oliver von Malm

Dipl.-Ing. Founder/Director R&D, Architecture

NGO Board Start Somewhere Kenya

Rina Wekesi

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
CEO

Silvia Hesse

Dipl.-Geogr. Director HR & Finance

Director Start Somewhere Kenya Ltd.

Lazarus Asewe

Civil engineer and project manager

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
Administration Assistant

Beryl Achieng Odede

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

TwistBlock Factory Kibera, Nairobi Team

From left to right: Samson Ontweka (intern), Tonny Ogalu (production worker), Milka Achieng (head of factory), Kevin Omondi (deputy manager / production worker) and Richard Oloo (production worker)