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Roda Lokaale, 32, Turkana. Photo Credit: Joy Obuya
"I am an orphan.” “My father was poisoned by his third wife and died.” “My mother walked to the forest in search of water and pasture and never came back. “ “My husband married another woman. He threw us out.” “We used to live in the remote Songot village, life got so difficult we resulted to...
Doreen Muthoni, 38, a small scale trader with her daughter in Mukuru, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie Nelson
Oxfam and partners through financial support from the European Union are enabling women to feel empowered to exert their rights and use their collective voice by informing women of their rights and help create women trader’s and domestic workers empowerment groups.
Photo Credit: Benson Guantai
Urban informal settlements in Kenya host approximately 2.5 million slum dwellers representing 60% of the Nairobi population (report of the Nairobi Cross-sectional Slums Survey (NCSS) 2012. Nairobi: APHRC). The slums are characterized by poor infrastructure, crowded tin and wood shanties, poor...
Mary Kwamboka in her kiosk. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
Oxfam and partners, Concern Worldwide, Kenya Red Cross, Nairobi County Government through the Start Network funded intervention; Urban Early Warning Early Action (UEWEA), is working to develop early warning systems and early action responses to crises that affect the poor people living in urban...
Oxfam supported water kiosk in NAsechabuin , Turkana. Photo Credit: Joyce Kabue
Since 2014 and through the SWIFT program funded by DFID through its WASH Results Program, Oxfam has been able to install 15 new solar-powered boreholes, providing clean safe water for nearly 129,000 people in Turkana.
Catherine Abulon, 34, Ngarakois, Lokichogio, Turkana. Photo credit: Joy Obuya
Oxfam through financial support from EU humanitarian funding is reaching 1000 households (6000 people) through unconditional cash transfer of KES 1600 cash giving families the flexibility to address their immediate needs and conditional cash of KES 900 which they specifically use to access clean...
Lucy Ikai, 22, Nabahaker village, Lokichogio Turkana, Kenya. Photo Credit:Joy Obuya
“I have used part of that money to buy food and clothes for my kids as well. Through the E- wallet program Water is no longer a luxury. My kids, no longer have to sleep hungry and my elderly parents do not have to walk for long distances”. Lucy Ikai, a beneficiary of the EU humanitarian aid...
Barely a month ago, I had the opportunity to visit Lopiding, a quiet and scenic village just outside Lokichogio in Turkana County, Kenya. My colleagues and I were here to conduct a baseline study for the Tax Justice programme currently being run by Oxfam in Kenya with support from the Ministry of...
Photo credit: Sam Tarling
It is this minority group of Kenyans that will eventually get the national and county governments to fully abide by the spirit of our constitution and learn to involve citizens in the business of governance beyond the tick-in-the-box approach that they currently employ on public participation. All...
Wato Gura, beneficiary of the EU funded Resilience Consortium. Photo Credit: Blandina Bobson/Oxfam
"The Consortium intervention came at the right time as she and her family had little to eat, and the little they had was running out fast, the water sources had dried up and the milking herd had to join with the satellite herd in the mountains where there is some pasture left" Wato Gura, 70,...

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