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Lokwamusing, a village in Turkana county of Kenya. Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
I am Lokwamusing, a village in Turkana county of Kenya. Long ago, some pastoralists came with their herds…I had abundant pasture for their cattle to graze. Some stayed back and some moved on to other places. I am known to be the notorious village, where cattle raiding causes human fatalities...
Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
In November 2017, Oxfam launched a study report ‘Testing Community Consent- Tullow Oil project in Kenya’. The case study was assessing the extent of Tullow Oil’s (the company currently engaged in the exploration and production of oil) compliance with the principle of Free, Prior and Informed...
Children dressed as who they might like to be when they grow up take part in an Oxfam campaign to promote Sanergy Fresh Life toilets at the Reuben Baptist School, in the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 28, 2014.Photo Credit:Sam Tarling
Oxfam and Sanergy installed Fresh Life toilets in schools, replacing unsanitary pit latrines. Schools with Fresh Life toilets have seen dramatically increased attendance, particularly of female students. Today as per Sanergy’s data (from their website) they have 1691 active fresh life toilets in...
A woman uses her water credit, which is stored in a small, plastic token, to buy water from a Water ATM in Hadado, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie Nelson
The women in the rural and urban areas feel that they can access water at any point of time in the day as they have the ATM and do not have to wait for the person to give access to the water kiosk. The water kiosks are less than half a kilometre away from the households and therefore saves the time...
Yusra Mohammed,14, dressed as a doctor, takes part in an Oxfam promotion campaign to promote Sanergy Fresh Life toilets in the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 28, 2014. Photo Credit: Sam Tarling
As humanitarian and disaster management actors in Kenya prepared to reduce the humanitarian impact of an impending El Nino - a change in the atmosphere and ocean of the tropical Pacific region that produces heavy rains leading to floods, – in September 2009, it became clear that attention was...