Alice Mithamo

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Alice M. Mithamo is a trained journalist with a passion for online writing. She cherishes online work because it not only exposes her to countless sources of knowledge, but also gives her the flexibility, independence, and financial security to bring up her young child. When not glued to a laptop screen, she spends time at her farm in Central Kenya. Alice is passionate about women's issues, especially in Africa, and has written numerous real-life stories about the same. Her writing also covers topics such as tourism and travel, African fashion, African art, parenting, and investments in Africa. As a farming enthusiast, Alice has a website, smartfarmingkenya.com, where she writes well-researched articles on how to grow different crops.

Alice's Posts


Strawberry Farming: A Get-Rich Crop or the Latest Fad?

Specialty crops are taking off across East Africa. While they might not be as popular as traditional crops yet, they’re gaining popularity — and fast. Strawberries are currently trending at the top of this list, particularly in Kenya. Farmers are sowing the seeds and expecting to reap rich rewards. And with good reason: The mature berries...


This Photographer is Changing Africa’s Image One Picture at a Time

To many young East Africans, photography is just another side job, reserved for weekends or holidays. To Mwangi Kirubi, however, photography is a profession. Kirubi, known as Mwarv, dared to follow his dream. It was the best decision he ever made. That dream would take him on a series of photographic road trips around East Africa,...


Want to Be an Agripreneur? Read This First — 5 Modern Farmer Myths Debunked

Modern farming in East Africa has been overly romanticized. Writers (me included) are guilty of creating the impression that it’s easy and rewarding. The writers are not wrong, but perhaps they forget to tell you that agripreneurship requires you to put the stilettos, trendy chinos, and other fashion items aside. They also failed to tell you that regardless of...


6 Key Steps to Kick Off a Successful Job Search

Author Robin Borough compares the workplace to a jungle, filled with uncertainty and challenges, in her book Competing for Your Future. She was right. It is very easy for a person to hunt for a job for months on end without any success. Part of the reason people are unsuccessful in their search for employment...


Lost Your Job? Chin Up! 6 Surprisingly Good Things About Unemployment

Losing a job can be devastating. For some, it can seem like they’ve lost their grip on a lifeline that prevented them from drowning into social or financial oblivion. However, the vast majority of people who’ve lost their jobs make it through just fine. Surprisingly, many people look back and find positive experiences during that time of uncertainty....


How I Got Fired: 5 Things You Should Never Say at Work

It is often said that a wise person chooses his words well. That’s especially true in the workplace, where one reckless word or phrase can get you fired. With the global economy still recovering, jobs are precious, and few people want to lose the one they’ve got. Fortunately, there are some things you can do (and not...


Work From Anywhere: 5 Jobs You Can Do Online

Online jobs are the “in” thing — and with good reason. For one, they’re often more flexible than their bricks-and-mortar counterparts. You can work from home, so there’s no commute to contend with (unless you’re headed to an Internet cafe). And they can provide extra income. In fact, some people prefer working online full time. Before...


Don’t Blow It: 5 Things You Should Never Say During a Job Interview

There are hundreds of arguably incorrect things interviewees say during a job interview. With all of those opportunities to slip up, how can you be sure you’ll say the right thing? No need to panic. Most of these not-so-smart comments can be attributed to ignorance and lack of adequate preparation by the job seeker. Plus,...


The Rise of the Agripreneur: Modern Farmers Find Profit and Fulfillment

For many Kenyans, farming is for retirees or a poor man’s job. But that’s changing — in a big way. The media is awash with educational farming programs to sharpen the skills of Kenyan farmers. Even social media is punctuated by phrases such as ukulima sio ushamba and kulima ni kujitegemea, meaning “farming is not...