MESA Steward Review

Status MESA Notes: MESA Notes - Internal First Name (Given Name) Middle Name(s) (If Any) Edit
Alumni Wilson Ricardo
Rejected

2/2: Lauren emailed Lamine that altho ECNG was a possibility, I can't find housing for him and Fatou and that their ages make it hard to secure another host option.

MOUHAMADOU LAMINE
Alumni

Kevin has been nominated to join MESA by G-Biack, our partner NGO in Thika, Kenya.

Kevin
Alumni Hendro
Rejected

Rolino successfully completed his first year U.S. program and is an excellent candidate for the Next Level Program in 2017.

Rolino
Alumni

Paul successfully completed MESA's first year U.S. program in biointensive agriculture and he's a great candidate for the Next Level Program.

Paul Simiyu
Alumni

Mariana is already in the U.S. She transferred her visa to MESA's program, but the long process caused us to lose her original Host assignment. Seeking placement now.

Mariana
Rejected

Manjula successfully completed a 6-month U.S. program and is an excellent candidate for the Next Level Program in 2018.

Manjula Priyankara Senanayaka
Alumni

Francis already has his visa in hand and is ready to join MESA now. His candidacy is supported by a trusted MESA colleague and Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

Francis
Rejected

MESA staff Skype-interviewed Seyi and find him to be an excellent candidate for a multi-species livestock and/or diversified farm assignment. Available anytime. Seeks one year placement.

Seyi Bidemi
Rejected

Failed visa interview. Anita has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA's trusted Global partner NGO: REVSODEP-Ghana.

Anita
Rejected

Sammy has been interviewed by MESA staff and has very good references. MESA feels that Sammy will be a great participant for a diversified vegetable Host.

Samwel Mkali
Rejected Obaidullah
Rejected Almustapha
Alumni

intends to return to Ke'ei Mauka

Lino Eulalio
Rejected

Alain has been nominated by MESA's trusted Global Partner NGO in Senegal.

Alain Christian
Rejected

David successfully completed MESA's first level U.S. program in 2014 and is an excellent candidate for the Next Level Program in 2017.

David
Rejected Alex
Rejected

Lander has been recruited and carefully screened by a trusted MESA alum in Peru.

Lander
Rejected

MESA staff has screened and interviewed this candidate. She is a passionate and capable beginning farmer who already has her own farm.

Jacueline
Rejected Dinara
Rejected

Christian has been recruited and carefully screened by a trusted MESA alum in Peru.

Christian Miguel
Rejected

Esther has carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA's trusted partner NGO in Thika, Kenya.

Esther Wambui
Rejected

This candidate has been carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA's partner NGO in Kenya.

Catherine Wangui
Alumni

Julia has been carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA's trusted partner NGO in Kenya.

Julia
Alumni Zulay
Alumni

This candidate has been carefully screened and nominated by a trusted MESA alum from Ecuador who writes "Bismark is a young professional graduate of the Universidad Agraria del Ecuador, he has been in charge of the family farm and knows rice and maize crops, he also has knowledge of agricultural machinery and irrigation because he works in a company where they sell machinery Agricultural and irrigation equipment.
Bismark also has experience in driving which can be used in a farm where there is agricultural machinery.He is a very hardworking and dedicated young man in the things he performs, he is always willing to learn and likes to give his best in everything he does."

Bismark
Alumni

Aubrey is a great candidate who has been screened by MESA staff.

Aubrey Lee
Alumni

Nancy has carefully screened and nominated by G-Biack, MESA's trusted partner NGO in Thika, Kenya.

Nancy
Rejected

Alex has been personally interviewed, carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff Alexandra Toledo in Cusco, Peru.

Luis Alex
Alumni

Anuradha has been carefully screened and nominated by the Business and Vocational Information Center (BVIC), MESA's partner representative in Sri Lanka.

Anuradha Udayanga
Alumni

Angie has been carefully recruited, screened and nominated by a trusted MESA alum in Ecuador.

Angie
Alumni

Frany has been nominated by a trusted MESA alum in Cusco, and screened by a MESA staff member who is also based in Cusco region.

Frany
Rejected

wants to join RFC. 2/21: emailed Step 1 w/ RFC info (also CCed Megan).

ANAMIKA MARIANNE
Rejected

7/6: Lauren left vm and emailed his former CAEP coordinator Leila Silviera for recommendation.

Ernst Fredner
Rejected

Marius seeks a diversified livestock placement. He has funding support and a very strong recommendation from Devil's Gulch Ranch, whose owners have worked with him in Haiti.

Marius Altéus
Rejected

5/16: Lauren uploaded his files for him and sent Step 1 follow-up

Oswaldo
Rejected

5/16: Lauren sent Step 1 email

Bobir
Rejected Njietue Numbibou
Alumni Xochitl Victoria
Rejected

I sent him the Skype fee info. last summer and didn't har back from him until Jan. 2018, asking about his seed internship status..I emailed him to ask if he paid the fee.

Sainath Gummi
Alumni

Karina is the sister of a MESA Steward alumna.

Karina
Rejected

flaked...

Thi Thanh Nguyet
Alumni Tho
Alumni

12/21: invoiced CAAPX. Highly motivated, friendly candidate who seeks a Biodynamic placement with his wife, Mei Lee. Both Mei Lei and spouse intend to start a BD farm in Malaysia upon program completion. This couple has some hands-on market garden experience with more extensive experience in organic product sales.

Yeat Hing
Alumni

12/21: invoiced CAAPX. Highly motivated, friendly candidate who seeks a Biodynamic placement with her husband, Yeat Hing. Both Mei Lei and spouse intend to start a BD farm in Malaysia upon program completion. Both have some hands-on market garden experience with more extensive experience in organic product sales.

Mei Lee
Rejected Vahid
Rejected FORTUNE UBA
Alumni Rodrigo
Rejected

He w/d his app. after long wait, no good leads for paying HI permaculure or BD Hosts. Solid candidate, seeking BD Host/ Hawaii placement. View Truong's video interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgFvuRRadSs&feature=em-upload_owner

wants HI or warm clime. perm or BD. 12/7 declined LRUF invitation. Not recruited but interviewed by Trung in person while he was in Vietnam.

Truong Trinh
Alumni

Gaston has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff in Peru.

Gaston Quispe
Rejected

This candidate has been recruited and nominated by MESA's trusted program representative (and Steward alum) in Ecuador.

Estefania
Rejected

MESA staff has Skype-interviewed this candidate, verified his references, and can make a solid recommendation for a prospective, small-scale Host with diversified crop production.

Mamadou
Rejected Alex World
Terminated

MESA staff has interviewed Issack and verified his references. He is an engaging and enthusiastic beginning farmer.

Issack Alexander
Rejected

This candidate has been recruited and nominated by MESA's trusted program representative (and Steward alum) in Ecuador.

Jose Suarez
Rejected

Juan has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff in Peru.

VISA REJECTED> 4/7 sent Ke'ei invitation

Juan Carlos
Rejected

This candidate has been recruited and nominated by MESA's trusted program representative (and Steward alum) in Ecuador.

Failed visa interview 2x due to English and also had his $$650 CAAPX deposit waylaid by WU fraud...

Inti
Rejected

This candidate has been recruited and nominated by MESA's trusted program representative (and Steward alum) in Ecuador.

Jhonny
Rejected

Justo is an alum Steward applying for our Next Level Program. He's a hard-working family farmer and we would love to welcome him back for the 2018 season! Note: Justo is religiously observant and does not work on Saturdays.

Justo Pastor
Rejected

This candidate has been carefully interviewed and nominated by MESA's trusted staff in Peru.

Thalia
Rejected

MESA internal:

Zaireen Eliud
Rejected

This candidate has been carefully interviewed and nominated by MESA's trusted staff in Peru.

Osbaldo
Alumni

Carmen has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff in Peru.

Carmen
Alumni

He gave his deposit to Michelle. 12/21: invoice/Step 4 sent. Agmt rec'd. 12/4 sent Clark invitation. Ruben's brother, Clark Farm wants to host him.

Javier
Rejected

Reynaldo is a trusted alum applying for advanced training opportunities.

Wife got pregnant...Probably Landis, but we need Dan's improved TP...

Reynaldo
Alumni

Rolly has been carefully screened and nominated by MESA staff in Peru.

Rolly Kevin
Alumni Cecilia
Rejected

Beatrice comes highly recommended by MESA's trusted parter NGO in Kenya.

9/12/2019 update: Approved but moving back to pending for now: didn't secure 2019 placement and awaiting follow-up from GBIACK re: 2020. 3/1: GR invited, then G-Biack revoked... G-Biack nominee

Beatrice Wamuyu
Rejected

1/15: emailed re: age and late app. asked for more info.

Wilbert
Rejected

Sesan is personable, is currently employed in farming, has livestock experience, a strong commitment to integrated farming systms and is a solid candidate for a sustainable diversified farm or cow dairy.

5/8/2019: I replied to his update request /emailed Sesan ATTRA info.

1/2/2019: his app. was up for 6+ months w/o any host interest. I'm moving it to pending status for now...6/4: emailed him and Sent Solidarity his app. 1/2: pmt. conf. rec'd. emailed Step 2. 12/18 emailed Step1

Sesan
Rejected Omoleye
Alumni Joseph
Alumni Krit
Rejected

DS docs ready to Fedex

HUGO JAVIER
Alumni Richard
Rejected

emailed ~2/20 and said we must hear from her by month's end to confirm her interest, but no reply. 2/4: emailed Step 1

Julia
Rejected Njeri
Rejected Anthony
Alumni

Victory Gardens

Kimberley
Rejected

TEST FORM

Jay Kim
Rejected

6/4 despite many emails and a call, neither she or Hosts followed up with Host mats. self placement, awaiting Host mats

Bihongee
Alumni Hollie
Alumni Juan Manuel
Rejected Jesus
Rejected Damthualkhanmung
Rejected Alexis
Rejected Nores Elva
Rejected Omar David
Rejected Lilian
Rejected Godfrey
Rejected Ramadhani
Rejected Angela
Rejected Curtis-Shyne
Rejected Corina Quispe
Rejected Adedayo Siyanbade
Rejected Khanmung
Alumni Wilbert
Rejected Joel
Rejected Franklin Castro Barzola
Alumni

Samuel is a terrific and farm-experienced Steward alum who is ready for advanced U.S. training beginning in November, 2018 or early 2019.

Samuel Mukuna
Rejected Oscar Milton
Alumni

Pepe is currently at a coffee farm in Hawaii. He seeks extend his program with a diversified vegetable or greenhouse placement from mid-March through mid-October.

Pepe Rolando
Alumni Marion Mutuku
Rejected Adedayo Afolabi
Alumni Lulama Mkhize
Rejected Peterline
Rejected Righteous Asare
Alumni

Katrin is currently in the U.S. MESA seeks a 9-10 month training opportunity for Katrin's main training objectives with dairy and/or livestock.

Katrin
Rejected OPUTO DAVID ETYANG
Rejected

Anita comes highly recommended by MESA's trusted parter NGO in Ghana.

Anita
Rejected Habiba Nakitende
Rejected Ramngakui
Rejected Patricia Elizabeth Mora Ortega
Rejected joseph
Rejected Arley
Alumni Cristian David
Alumni Wilson Gabriel
Rejected Muhammad
Rejected Ruth Alejandra
Rejected Mohamed Sawi
Rejected Fatmata
Rejected Ahmed
Rejected Jaward Bockarie
Alumni Camila
Alumni Marcia Allison
Alumni Ruben
Alumni Ana LucÃ
Alumni Ariel
Rejected Mathew Boateng
Alumni Fredrick
Alumni Leslie Xiomara
Rejected ELIZABETH NAMARA
Rejected COSMOS AKOTO
Alumni Luis Alex
Alumni Eliseo Eulalio
Alumni Omar Arturo
Rejected Ibrahim Sorieba
Rejected Rodrigo Jhon
Rejected Rachel
Alumni

Estalin is a farm-skilled MESA alum who is ready for his next training experience in vegetables/cut flowers &/or greenhouse production!

Estalin
Rejected FERANMI DARE
Rejected OMEDI ISAAC
Rejected Jacob
Terminated Maresa Gadita
Rejected Laureen Wamaitha
Alumni Patrick Kariuki
Rejected Dennis Michell
Rejected

Joaquin has been recruited by MESA's trusted partner NGO in Peru. He is applying for the 2020 Program season.

Joaquin Alejandro
Rejected Rocio
Rejected Juan Pablo Pablo
Rejected Nely Damares Damares Damares Damares Damares Damares
Rejected Yolanda Telenchana
Rejected Kevin
Rejected

Mariuxi is a Steward alumna ready for her Next Level Program experience!

Mariuxi Tanya
Rejected Erick Steward
Rejected Liliana
Rejected Edwin
Alumni Jesus Arturo Arturo
Rejected Juan
Rejected Marina
Rejected kei
Rejected

Accepted for 2020 but cancelled due to pandemic. Re-applying for 2023.

Beatrice Wangui
Rejected Nyambura
Rejected Luis Emilio
Rejected Wawuda
Rejected Timothy Maina
Rejected Raul
Rejected Christian Miguel
Rejected Pedro
Alumni Wilson Gabriel
Rejected Rocio
Rejected

Available July. 2023

Milagros Lidbet
Rejected

Available beginning in January 2023

CSA - local markets / fruits & vegetables

Andrea Stefani Stefani
Alumni Marcia Allison
Rejected

Goal: education farm for women and children

Susy Marian Marian
Rejected

Available October, 2023

Sharon Helen
Active

in 2022 matched w. Lotus Farm. For 2024 she's received invitation from Cristopher Farm.

Rubila Raquel
Alumni

"ETA was Aug 1, 2022 but visa denied. Current status for 2023 pending..
5.16.22: Keei Mauka Host- invitation sent"

Wilmer Manuel
Rejected Liz Talía
Rejected Silvana
Alumni

5.23: sent invitation for ESF.
early dpt due to back injury: 4/14/24

Edith Ninoska
Alumni

Alumni of 2008, 2016

Sandra Mercedes
Rejected Gabriela
Alumni Johan Camilo Camilo
Rejected Diana Marcelita
Alumni Ruben
Rejected

Available beginning in June 2023

Gladys Carolina Carolina
Rejected Jefferson
Rejected

Available June, 2023

May
Alumni Sergio Paulo
Rejected Eduard Manuel
Rejected Mahiler Mirco
Rejected Joaquin Alejandro Alejandro
Active

Deck

Brayan Jhonathan
Rejected Luis Alex
Active

Mary Cris is currently in the U.S. and ready to train with a new partner farm from November 1, 2023 (or earlier) through July 31, 2024.

Mary Cris moved temp. from LCBF to WKA and was at WKA from 9/15/23-11/1/23

Mary Cris
Rejected

Available beginning in November 2023

Emelina Elvira Elvira
Alumni

Erick already has his visa. He is available to join a new Host assignment from March 15 - November 15, 2023.

Erick Steward Steward
Rejected KARINA JESSICA JESSICA
Alumni Emerson Jaime
Alumni

11.4.22: emailed formal invitation w/ TP, App and updated agreement

Paul Simiyu Simiyu
Terminated Eliakim
Rejected DEISY ANDREA
Rejected Harsh Kumar
Alumni Dixon Ndereba Ndereba
Alumni Daisy Chepkemboi Chepkemboi
Placed

shared his app. w/ Scott Murray

Eranda Dayawickrama Kulathunga Bandara
Rejected Rebecca
Alumni Lydia Cherono Cherono
Terminated Joshua Mutarin
Alumni Jepngetich Fridah
Rejected Joseph Gichuki Gichuki
Rejected Sitandi Lukasi
Terminated Timothy Chege Chege
Alumni

"2.8: sent Starbright invitation

12.13 SS - Passport expires April 2031"

Did she repatriate??

Sheillah Kosgey
Early Release Sayed Mohammed
Alumni Dolly Fiorella
Alumni Neranjala Kumari
Rejected Lalin Asanga
Alumni

Caroline/ridgewood Ranch placement pending for Jan. 2024

Katia relocated to temp. Host placement WKA on 9/15/23, spent Dec. with her brother in Atlanta, and started at NGC on 1/1/24

Katia Dunie
Alumni

Steward app. rec'd/deposit invoiced

NLP Steward -- 1/2/23: L.A. emailed his app to KM and Jere at Baker Creek.

Sanjana Ravindu
Alumni

NMF wants to interview

Pete from Codman expressed interest in the profile but he hasn't yet submitted his Host app...

Samuel Njuru
Rejected

2024: FAILED 2nd visa appt...
3/13/23 Steward Agrmt rec'd
3.10 -Horton's Host invitation sent
1/16: shared his Stmt of interest and full app. w/ Slide

1.13: sent Slide's Host app and invited his statement to share w/ host

Stephen Gitau
Alumni

VGFG - EA to cover all fees, including SAGE Steward fee & RT airfare

Clarice Wawuda
Alumni Cecilia
Applied

Joseph rec'd his visa but it was for the wrong dates and NIV did not respond to our requests to revise his start date for 2024. He then decided he wants to join in 2025, so we will need to start from square 1 if he contact us again...

Ellen & Greg Witt interviewed J. and will invite him to join

Joseph Seere
Active

4.4: Lauren sent his app to Nina White

Estalin Alberto
Placed

"TGC placement confirmed for 6.1.24!

6.29: sent DG invite

G-Biack nominee

6/28 sent SF invitation

7/2 Agmt ret’d, invoiced deposit"

Cecilia Wairimu
Rejected

Emailed us on 1.23.24 with regrets of postponing until 2025

Samuel
Rejected

The Golden Hoof interviewed/wants to invite her/TP pending

Needs to send money home, has three children

Rec'd invitation but said he couldn't pay deposit so we disinvited him...

Jossam Ouma
Placed

"VGFP chose her for 2023 but she said she can no longer travel at this time. ds form sent to verify
EA intern at VG"

Beatrice Wangui
Applied

Several problematic statements voiced in her comfort with female supervisors, different religions etc.

Winnie Nyambura
Rejected

too rigid re: personal expections. I emailed her to let her know we cannot advance..

Sharon Chebichii
Rejected

Screening interview was rescheduled - Sandra rejected him

David Kipkoech
Placed

"1.19.24 -- assigned Host invitation from TWF to join in April. Agrmt pending.

12:14 prepped email to ask if she'd accept 3rd way Farm invitation for Sept. start date. Awaiting Sarah's answer re: end date before emailing."

Esther Wairimo
Pending

G-Biack unable to fully endorse him so we decided to further investigate his qualifications/affiliations and consider for 2025

Johnson Ndegwa
Rejected Elorm
Applied Mary Wanjiru
Applied George Gachie
Pending Elijah Waweru
Rejected

1/29: Accepted Starbright
visa rejected.

Michaiah Mwaengo
Placed

12.14: rec'd 3rd Way Farm invitation

JOHN Muigai
Placed Dyna Wangechi
Placed

12.14: rec'd 3rd Way Farm invitation

George Kiprop
Pending Susan Jelegat
Rejected Abel Vincent
Rejected

The Golden Hoof interviewed/wants to invite her/TP pending

She accepted placement and rec'd her visa (!), but then said she got a job so couldn't join on time, and she never confirmed future intentions to delay so fuggedaboutit.

Caroline Sisina
Placed

need to assign invite to Deck once Chris confirms updated TP

Bhagya Madhubhashini Kumari
Rejected

MIA didn't pay deposit...
Deposit pending..

12.4 - Christopher Farm invite issued.

Christopher Farm is interested, awaiting their new TP.
Deck also...?

Elizabeth
Pending

G-Biack unable to fully endorse him so we decided to further investigate his qualifications/affiliations and consider for 2025

Kevin
Active

"2.2.24: Sublime has great interview and wants to host him--awaiting their updated TP to share with James' invitation

1.29: Sublime requested interview"

James Ndungu
Active

invited by DSG -- arr. 3.29

Gabriela Marisol
Active

"1.29.24: Slide arrival!

11.12.23: shared her app. with Dan/Maika--Waiting on follow-up from Dan @ slide Ranch for late Jan. ETA if invited!"

Veruska Claudeth
Active

"arr. 3/29

2 positive Interviews w/ DSG"

Jaan Nimeshana
Active

Interviewed with Blossoms--Pending completed Host app. and official invite

Yew Wai
Rejected

Weslee was 42 when he applied...he received an invite from Ke'ei Mauka but declined. I met with him in feb. to better understand his objectives, and he then confirmed that he has almost no ag. experience. I emailed him on 3.12.24 that we must withdraw his app. due to lack of farm exp. and age. during our Zoom, his demeanor was quite "flat" -- I just didn't feel he could handle, or would enjoy, the daily rigors of farm training.

Weslee Caballero
Applied First Middle
Applied LM Test
Active

arr. 5/14

Teresiah Nyambura
Active

"3/14: arr. BOS
1/29 - Agmt ret'd, DS forms prepped, $100 deposit rec'd

1/20/20 sent Clark Farm invitation"

FRANY
Active

arr. 5/14

Philomena Njeri
Applied

She wasn't on G-Biack's SAEP list and wasn't interviewed. Awaiting follow-up from Sam N...

Mary
Rejected

Visa rejected, and he then went MIA during discussion about 2nd try..

"Clark Farm-Andrew is making a 40 hour TP for him...

Hashan submitted a new application with updated placement and photo. MESA has deleted his first app. from the system but have his original form on file."

Karanayakage Hashan Buddhika
Pending

Wants to join Ke'ei Mauka - awaiting official invite

Cesar Paul
Placed

Wants to join BCHSC - awaiting official invite

Don Nalaka Buddhi
Rejected

He's married to an American woman w/ lots of CA farm connections and they are pursuing legal residency but he wanted to come earlier and we'd initially discussed sponsorship but then his app. revealed they have kids in the U.S. and it become clear that he'd be unlikely to repatriate so I told them MESA couldn't move fwd and they were both very understanding.

Rukundoye Joshua
Applied ANNET WANJIRU
Status MESA Notes: MESA Notes - Internal First Name (Given Name) Middle Name(s) (If Any) Edit