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Boat Ride Na Stories: How Residents Are Benefitting From Lake Victoria As a Therapy Resource

By Laura Otieno Kisumu, Kenya - When Victor Didi saw the increasing number of deaths that were reported rising from the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, he sensed that something had to give. With the first COVID-19 case having been reported in Kenya in March 2020, panic and fear had gripped a

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With his locally-produced solar units, Julius Shenga Tcheshie is solving the electricity challenge faced by over half his country’s population

By Njdozeka Danhatu, bird story agency Cameroon: As Julius Shegna Tcheshie tells it, the typical experience of a power user in the town of Nwa, where he spent five years as a physics teacher, is one of frustration. "It is 7.30 pm and I'm about to watch the evening news, but I'm

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Faith Kinanu: Daring to defy odds in Isiolo’s male dominated taxi business

By Betty Luke Isiolo, Kenya - Ms. Faith Kinanu, the only female taxi driver in Isiolo thrives in a male-dominated sector two years after her fruit vending business collapsed following the hard economic times occasioned by the pandemic. Working in a pastoral county where a majority of the communities are patriarchal, she

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Gifted Hands: The rise of community birth attendants in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Laura Otieno, Kisumu - When the day breaks, a queue forms at the homestead of 65-year-old Sylvia Atieno. At the heart of Korowe village in Kisumu, Sylvia has coined a name for herself as the heroine of expectant mothers, by the skill of her hands. “Nyamrerwa”, as she is often

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Dickson Ojakol - MoJo Futures Podcast

Using storytelling to initiate dialogue and drive change

Welcome to another episode of the MoJo Futures podcast. Our guest this week is Dickson Ojakol from Banda community. Disckson tells us about his experience as a mobile journalist and how he has used it to advocate for change in Banda community. Dickson, despite facing challenges, the worst among them being

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