Umra (right) is an indigenous Bajuni from Pate Island in the Lamu archipelago. She was raised in Tchundwa by her grandmother then moved to the capital city of Nairobi with her parents and sisters. After her studies at the United World College of the Atlantic, a BA in Neuroscience from Oberlin College and completing graduate school at the World Learning Institute in Vermont, she moved back to Kenya. While visiting family in Lamu, Umra learned about a life-saving medical aid project that had been abandoned because of security concerns. She spent over half a decade a decade navigating rural health realities and establishing a world renowned organisation, Safari Doctors. Umra is now stepping into public service to bring the realities of women and youth of Lamu County to the frontlines of development.