Two leaders of the Columbus Food Co-op called Africa home in the early 1980s when they served in the Peace Corps, and they’ll call it home again for the next two years.
Michael Greven, his wife, Liz Nolan-Greven, and their 15-year-old son, Liam, will move to Eldoret, Kenya, where Greven will supervise the construction of a chronic disease care center. The family will leave this month.
Greven and Nolan-Greven, who own and operate EcoSource, a green building company and solar technology installer, were tapped by Indiana University to oversee construction of a 110,000-square-foot chronic disease care center, a project that is planned to take two years.
IU leads a consortium of academic health centers that are working in partnership with the Kenyan government and Moi University, the primary center for teaching doctors and medical professionals in Kenya. Together, they are tackling issues such as HIV/AIDS, health care, nutrition, jobs and education.
Greven became associated with IU’s projects in Kenya when he met U2 singer Bono at an AIDS crisis event in Indianapolis a number of years ago. Greven’s involvement has included traveling to Kenya and helping with construction of other projects, including a mother-and-baby hospital.
The decision to relocate was easy, they said.
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