Tag: Kenya

Entrepreneurship Opportunities Help Youth in Kenyan Slums Succeed

Each year in Kenya, many youth migrate to cities like Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa from rural settlements in search of “the urban dream.” Employment opportunities, electricity and better housing coupled with higher education lead them to leave their rural homes

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Kenyan Women Embrace Table Banking to Break Out of Poverty

by Moraa Obiria -Kenya- A proverb of the Kisii community in Western Kenya says Bakungu bange bana, which means ‘women are like children’. The elders in the community maintain that women never outgrow the features of childhood. They are forever

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Water, Dignity and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Kenya

by Gemma Bulos -USA- “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of other human rights,” -Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. It is dawn in rural

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Religious Beliefs Prevent Kenyan Parents from Seeking Conventional Medicine for Children

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- In a bid to keep their religious faith, some Kenyan parents do not take their children to hospitals, even for the most basic immunization. Such parents believe that only God heals and seeking conventional medicine is

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Kenya: Poverty, Alcoholism Blamed for Rising Domestic Violence Against Men

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- Cases of domestic violence are on the rise in Kenya. While in the past women were known to receive beatings from their husbands, it seems in recent years that women too are inflicting violence on their

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Inflation in Kenya Drives Women to Commercial Sex Work

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- With the current inflation in Kenya, the number of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Nakuru, the capital of the most populated Rift Valley province, is rising steadily – a trend that began after the 2007-2008 post-election

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Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro, Anti-FGM Crusader, Liberates Maasai Women and Girls

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Though the name Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro may not mean much to those in Nairobi where she is based, in a small village in Kimana, Oloitoktok District her name speaks volumes. She has demystified the female

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With No Money, Kenyan Farmers Find Way to Feed Hungry

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- When they hear cries of their fellow countrymen hit by acute food shortage, Kenyan peasant farmers in more productive areas have no money to donate. While they may feel the need and the wish to feed

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Cancer in Kenya Should Not Be A Death Certificate

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Biopsy, mammogram, and chemotherapy are words all too familiar with cancer patients. Death is another word often at the tip of many tongues as patients describe the disease. Kenyans are coming to terms with cancer,

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Outlawed Female Genital Mutilation Persists in Kenya

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- In a bid to retain culture and due to the greed of men who profit by marrying off their daughters, some communities in Kenya still practice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Section 14 of The Children’s Act

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