Strap in for a social entrepreneur “ride along” in rural Kenya [vid]
LAST YEAR Eric Bach, Taylor Filasky, and John Post — known collectively as the Modern Gypsies — hit the road on their first “compassionate adventure.” In Ecuador, they climbed the 19,347ft Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, and helped construct a clean-water well in the Chimborazo province alongside the organization Free the Children.
A year later, they decided to throw themselves into another compassionate adventure. This time their mission is to navigate Kenya’s notoriously challenging roads entirely on motorbikes, highlighting the many social enterprises that are doing great work throughout the country along the way. Like all great adventures, things don’t exactly go as planned.
In episode 2, the Modern Gypsies take their first trip into Kenya’s countryside on motorbikes. Riding with their long-time friend Greg Spencer of Ezy-Life, they see the kind of difference a dedicated group of social entrepreneurs can make for rural Kenyans. They also use dance moves to incite a near-riot at the local schoolyard.