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Finding Resilience: How ACDI/VOCA Helps Communities Adapt to Shocks

When climate disasters, conflicts, and other crises occur, a community’s capacity to withstand the shocks and adapt to them is …

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Women’s Group Boosts Incomes & Resilience in Kenya

In Kenya’s Northern Frontier, at the edge of Marsabit National Park, rests Karare town. Nondescript to passersby, Karare serves as …

Widow Rebounds from Adversity through Kenya LMS Support

Kuresha Bile, a mother and widowed farmer in central Kenya, has seen it all. In 2009, her life crumbled around …

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Feed the Future Kenya Activity Provides Grants to Young Women to Expand STEM Studies

Over the last several years, Kenyan universities and institutions of higher learning have seen a decline in students taking Science, …

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Are Kenya’s Mobile Lending Apps Solving or Perpetuating Debt?

A recent article published by Boston Review explored the pitfalls of digital finance and mobile lending apps in Kenya, a …

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Cash Transfers Help Ultra-Poor Women Become Entrepreneurs in Northern Kenya

Paulina Adapal Paen never thought she could be a businesswoman. Raising five children on her own, she was struggling just …

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Kenyan Youth Boost Self-Reliance through Job Skills Training Provided by Feed the Future Activity

Youth in Northern Kenya face a variety of challenges, including a lack of skills, poverty, and unemployment. After completing his …

Kenya Activity Empowers Women through Training & Asset Transfer

In Northern Kenya men traditionally manage their families’ livestock assets as producers, traders, and protectors against rustlers. Women, on the …

Keeping Girls in School in Northern Kenya

Dressed in her new uniform, Fardosa Boya, 12, walked toward the entrance of the school. It was the beginning of …

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Helping Women Forge Their Own Paths Out of Extreme Poverty in Kenya

In traditionally patriarchal societies like those in Northern Kenya, women continue to face entrenched gender biases and inequalities that limit …

36 New Businesses Launched in Kenya’s Arid Lands

Living in northern Kenya’s Isiolo and Marsabit counties means facing frequent droughts and climate shocks and, for businesses, often facing …

Changing the Status Quo: Women & Youth Engage in Kenyan Livestock Business

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Finding Resilience: How ACDI/VOCA Helps Communities Adapt to Shocks

When climate disasters, conflicts, and other crises occur, a community’s capacity to withstand the shocks and adapt to them is …

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