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Destiny Can Be Delayed, But Not Denied

Akinyi finished her college education and thought that with her qualifications, she would easily find a job. But after months of job-hunting, she was no longer as optimistic. Living in Sindo, a remote area in Homabay County in southwestern Kenya, she could not find any opportunities. She struggled day in day out to make ends …

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A Baby’s Swift Recovery

Twenty days ago, one-year-old Nina was malnourished and underweight, a condition exacerbated by the fact that she has tuberculosis and a hernia. Tragically, Nina’s story is far from uncommon in coastal Kenya. One of the most arid regions of the country, about 50 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and many face …

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Vital First Steps

Traditional breastfeeding practices in Kenya have been ingrained in the culture for generations and prove difficult to change. Many women in rural Kenya believe breast milk is not sufficient for a baby’s nutrition and complementary foods, such as porridge, are given to babies early in their development. Other long-held myths and peer pressure from mothers …

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Kenya’s Fishing Communities: Responding to the high HIV prevalance

Hellen Amollo Ogutu lives at Ngóre beach in Kenya. Her husband died 15 years ago, leaving her with no means of supporting their four children. In desperation, Hellen began to engage in a common business in the Kenyan beach communities – she became a jabila – meaning she exchanged fish for sex. On Ngóre beach, …

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Water: A Woman’s Burden

In Kenya, a woman is burdened with the important chore of collecting, managing, transporting and storing water. This can be an incredibly challenging task in Samburu County in northern Kenya, one of the driest areas of the country often plagued by water shortages. Sometimes it will not rain for an entire year in the region. …

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Water and Schools in Kenya

As of 2012, one million children in Kenya were still not attending school, one of the highest rates in the world. Education does not reach the poor in rural areas, meaning children living in urban areas are at an advantage. In rural areas, children must miss school to walk long distances to collect water. A …

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