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Self-sustainability through small grants: the future of Nyumbani Village

Nyumbani Village is a truly unique and inspiring place. Set up in 2006 as part of a network of facilities to house children whose family situation has been affected by HIV/AIDS, Nyumbani provides…  


Harnessing and protecting genetic heritage to build resilient communities

Kakamega is a farming county. Deep in the Luhyaland of Kenya’s West, the year-round hot, wet climate suits agriculture in a way that much of Kenya’s semi-arid Northern or Coastal regions does not;…  


A voice for the voiceless: promoting access to justice for deaf PWDs

Mandera, the capital of Mandera County, is at the very edge of Kenya’s Northern Frontier. Touching the borders of both Ethiopia and Somalia, a heavy security presence reflects the prevalence of…  


Supporting neglected women in hardship areas through legal aid and assistance

Moyale is as bustling and lively as you’d expect a border town to be: split across both Kenya and Ethiopia, there are clear influences on either side of the town from each country, from the foliage to…  


Listening to citizens puts public participation at the center of service delivery

Of Kenya’s counties, Taita Taveta is among the most picturesque — and biodiverse. The bustling markets of Taveta on the Kenya-Tanzanian border stand in contrast to the flat sisal plains of Voi and…  


Tackling drought in arid lands through devolved disaster risk management

Although home to the expansive Lake Turkana, the County suffers an acute lack of fresh water and as a result of its harsh climate, is also prone to drought — a feature exacerbated by the harmful…  


Devolved health services bringing new hope to far-flung communities

Some 52km from Lodwar at Lorugum Sub-County Hospital, Pauline Longor, 22, has become a mother for the fourth time. Her 12-hour-old baby boy sleeps next to her in the neonatal unit, accompanied by a…  


Addressing maternal health challenges through community-led human rights approaches

As one travels across Marsabit County, the most apparent characteristic of Kenya’s second largest county is the sparse population and the emptiness of its vast, arid lands. Coupled with a history of…  

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