Together with her late husband Jonas she fall in love with the region and decided to reside here. The plan was to build an Artist Residency based on their own experience travelling as a writer-painter-couple. After Jonas sudden death in 2019 Rayka decided to stay in Kyakataama.
Becoming a part of the community, which decided to support her in the time of loss, the studied anthropologist gained a deeper insight into the needs of the village. Out of that the idea of a Cultural Community Center grew up. Today Kyakataama is her home and the discussions with neighbors about their future and daily life.
„The vision is to work on a village of the future. We try to figure out what the members of our community really need to grow in a way that supports their very own village.“