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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...
On going community baraza in Turkana County. Photo Credit: Jeremy Mutiso
The Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) remains an important yardstick for how the government and the project proponent manage Kenya’s precious oil resources when commercial production starts. All effort must be put towards building citizen confidence and trust in the governance of the resource.
Sunrise shot of Turkana County. Photo credit/Oxfam
During the launch of the Oxfam Briefing Paper of May 2018 entitled "Contract Disclosure Survey 2018", key insights were shared on contract disclosure best practice by companies and governments. A focus on policy, law and corporate policies shows three broad categories of ‘enablers’ allowing for...
Dandora dumpsite. Photo Credit: Jeremy Mutiso
The hot burning sun in January, does not seem as hot as usual and especially in Dandora, but the chill on the slopes of Davos are undisputed, climate change? Perhaps, but a story for another day. What is evident is the stark contrast of the two cities and two mountains that seemingly have nothing...
Roda Lokaale, fetching water at an Oxfam supported water point in Turkana. Photo Credit: Joy Obuya
Oxfam is keen on working with communities, national and county government and local partners in exploring models that will ensure functionality of the water schemes embedded within citizen-led social accountability structure.
Helen Akuom, 50 and Nyartoe Nakwale 67 at he Gypsum mining field in Kapua Turkana County. Photo Credit: Joy Obuya
CMDRR is a process whereby a community systematically manages its disaster risk reduction measures towards becoming a safer and resilient community. Oxfam, through financial support from EU humanitarian aid has been working closely with communities through the Community Disaster Management...
Photo credit: Lightbox Limited
Communities in the oil and gas exploration regions of Kenya are likely to lose their land and or suffer involuntary displacement. There is, therefore, a need to ensure that compensation and resettlement processes are judiciously applied. It is important for the new government to work to ensure that...
Farhiya Ali
Farhiya Ali, nominated Senator from Wajir County, is the first born of seven children and a mother of three girls. At the time of her nomination, she was the Director of Operations for Oxfam in Kenya, a position she had held for over five years. Farhiya worked with Oxfam for 22 years serving in...
Duda Ousman, Wajir emergency drought response beneficiary. Photo Credit: Joy Obuya
Oxfam in Kenya through financial support from European Union humanitarian aid, Disaster Emergency Committee, UNICEF and Oxfam Hong Kong is giving cash assistance of KES 2,700 (€ 22 ) per month for seven months to 3001 households in Wajir County. 169,385 people are also accessing clean safe water...

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