The decision of the European Union to ban the sale, consumption and import of Khat, left the Kenyan khat farmers, packers and traders bitter behind. In Meru 80% of the economy is depending on khat production, but now export has collapsed. Joseph Karuti, for more than 34 years a khatfarmer in Meru, is proud of his crops just like a […]
Ryan, the beautiful firstborn son of Christine is deaf and dumb as a result of the meningitis he had as a small baby, the doctor said. Despite all the difficulties because of this, for Christine her two boys are a bundle of joy. Much harder it is to live with the rejection by her family and her husband because of it. This really hurts […]
No more days of shame for young girls from the Slums of Mukuru who experienced degrading situations when they had their menstrual cycle. Now they learn when their period is coming. And an innovative idea of manufacturing reusable sanitary towels is coming to their rescue.
In Kayole slums Nicko’s nailsalon New Palace is popular. Although the ladies can be demanding, they like his style and friendliness. ‘It is all about interest and trying hard to please your clients’, Nicko says, ‘it is a good job. I can pay my rent and support my parents in the village’. Your reporter […]
What happens to all the used hairpieces of Nairobi women? Recycling hair? Mercy Wanjiku, a young mother of two in Dandora slums, works with recycled weaves, and makes a good living out of it. A new hairpiece costs Ksh 500 (5 e), a recycled one only 100 a 150 Ksh. “It pays my rent, feeds my kids […]
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