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Priscilla Ngilla
Priscilla Ngilla is a 47-year-old mother of two – a young boy and girl. She worked as a school cleaner before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and washed clothes for rich clients on the side to earn up to 2,000 KES ( € 16.57) on some days. Since the pandemic struck, private school closures and the...
Emmaculate Onyango
Emmaculate Onyango is a 25-year-old mother of three children who also is the main breadwinner for a household of 7 people. Onyango used to juggle a series of odd jobs to make a living before the Covid-19 pandemic. Her primary source of income was washing clothes for wealthy clients in Nairobi, and...
Robina Kwamboka
Robina Kwamboka is a 60-year-old woman taking care of four children, by herself in the Kibera informal settlement. To earn a living, Robina works as a cabbage saleswoman, on commission from other traders. Since the pandemic struck, the construction workers that used to buy Priscilla’s cabbage no...
“...Do you remember when we met last time, I told you I was five months pregnant?” I pause and give a faint “yes”. “Well, I just wanted to meet with you so that you can write my story again. I am due in October, it’s just a month away. I have nothing for the baby...” said Beatrice Achungo Mbendo, a...
Jalinga Nyakaa sitted inside at her hut.
Reverence for the elders is the one thing that you expect to find in any corner of the African continent; and such is the case of elders in the Turkana community that form a vital structure for decision making on any issues affecting the community. However, there is a gender imbalance as women are...
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