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E.g., 04/20/2019
E.g., 04/20/2019
Youth Group from Mukuru, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam
Baseline Information on underlying issues affecting the women domestic workers and women small scale traders especially the gender related imbalances, the relationships of women and men in the society, and the inequalities and multiple power dimensions in those relationships.
Photo Credit: Melva Consulting
The La Nina Consortium aims to support communities living in the arid and semi- arid lands (ASALs) of Northern Kenya to cope and recover from drought crises, food insecurity and other shocks and stresses, as well as to help them prepare and plan for future crises. In order to do so, the partners...
A woman trader contributing during a live radio show on oil and community rights in Lodwar, Turkana. Photo Credit: LightBox Limited
Oxfam in Kenya is using ICT to raise public awareness, build capacity and link communities to opportunities and networks for improved livelihoods following a study conducted to explore the ICT tools available to marginalised communities living in the arid and semi arid lands of Kenya.
Goats drinking water from a borehole. Photo Credit: Benson Guantai
Turkana district’s food security situation is unstable, deteriorates rapidly in face of covariant shocks such as droughts. The livestock is the most critical components for sustainable livelihoods and food security directly or indirectly. However, livestock off-take rates remain incredibly...
Zipporah Kwamboka preparing fish for her business in Mukuru informal settlements, Nairobi, Kenya.  She has benefited from Oxfam Cash transfer for work program. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi / Oxfam
The last few years has seen a significant change in the way that humanitarian organisations approach response design. Partly spurred on by the growth
in cash transfer programming, market based programming, “the practice of working through and supporting local markets, is now widely considered...
Jane Grace, 48, mother of three, who also looks after an orphaned nephew, stands in the doorway of her home in the Lunga Lunga area of the Mukuru informal settlement. Photo Credit: Sam Tarling
In Kenya, a combination of factors led to the food crisis of 2008–9, which put around 9.5 million people at risk of starvation. About 4.1 million of those affected were living in informal settlements (slums) in the capital, Nairobi...
Grace Ondieke, a mother of 3, sits in her house in Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Sam Tarling
The economic and food crises have dramatically increased the number of chronically poor people globally, rendering many more vulnerable to destitution should they experience even small shocks to income and food supply. In response, Oxfam in Kenya extended its work on social protection, which...
Caroline Kemunto's grandchild. Photo Credit: Oxfam
Social Protection is a human right based approach to poverty reduction that uses provision in law, policy and programmes to protect people from the effects of chronic poverty as well as
a range of risks and shocks” (Oxfam Social Protection Policy Guidelines 2010). Social protection needs a...

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