Author: Patrick Odongo (Patrick Odongo)

Kenya Ranked With Zimbabwe Among Poorest Countries in World Bank Report
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Kenya Ranked With Zimbabwe Among Poorest Countries in World Bank Report

Kenya has been ranked as the third poorest lower-middle-income country globally according to the latest report released by the World Bank titled State of Economic Inclusion Report 2021. The report revealed that over 40 percent of Kenyans live in extreme poverty, 17 percent higher than Zimbabwe which has previously been regarded as one of the poorest countries in the world.....

Jumping into A Better Future with Maisha Safe House Family
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Jumping into A Better Future with Maisha Safe House Family

25th of July was a special day for the Jump Rope family. Impelled by our mantra “Jumping into a better future”, we sought to share our giftedness with Maisha Safe House family. We were linked to Maisha safe house family by Mr. Patrick Odongo, who is the Director of Ugali Youth. We were aware that although the Covid-19 pandemic had had a serious negative impact on the urban poor, there was still ‘a silent majority’ of vulnerable people, ‘a special category of poor’ who were being left out in most mitigation efforts.........

Maisha Safe House Girls Feature on DW
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Maisha Safe House Girls Feature on DW

Kenyan Safe Houses overwhelmed during coronavirus pandemic.
In Kenya, sexual abuse of women and girls has soared since the coronavirus outbreak. As the country is struggling with a lack of safe houses, privately run shelters are essential for the victims. DW reporter Edith Kimani visited one of them.

Maisha Girls Safe House
Campaign

Maisha Girls Safe House

"My visit to Maisha girls safe house was one of the most important things I experienced in Kenya and it continues to strengthen my heart. Life is a gift the house provides in a community that turns sadness and trauma into joy. I am a witness to love, joy, and new life." Joshua SJ

The Ordination of Joshua M. Peters, SJ
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The Ordination of Joshua M. Peters, SJ

We are pleased to announce that the Ordination of Joshua M. Peters, SJ, will take place Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 12:30pm Eastern time. Bishop Donald Hanchon, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, will preside at the ordination.

Maisha Girls Safe House
Project

Maisha Girls Safe House

The safe house mission is to reach out, receive and protect girls in the most vulnerable situations of sexual violence and abuses. Maisha girls Safe house project was initiated in the sprawling slums of Majengo, Pumwani, and the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya in 2014. It was then registered as a community project in the year 2015 by financial support of well-wisher from Drammen, Norway.

The safe house hosts young girls and young women who have survived sexual related violations in most cases abused and kicked out of their homes by either abusive parents or relatives. Maisha girls have been rescued from various violations, while others ran away from the daily abuses with no family, no support, and no one to turn to but the safe house.

Why I Stopped Getting Mad At My Tough Love Mama
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Why I Stopped Getting Mad At My Tough Love Mama

"I want you to study hard so that you can rescue our family from poverty. Your father and I are poor and the only gift we can give you is an education. You are intelligent. Rise up and make your lives meaningful. I gave birth to you and I know you have what it takes to make it in life. Work hard my children."

A Message From Kenyan Jump Rope Champs on COVID-19
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A Message From Kenyan Jump Rope Champs on COVID-19

Fears about coronavirus are gripping the world. Right now, you might feel like getting in your bed and hiding under the covers. Fortunately, there are timely messages out there that can help you get through from the Kenyan Jump Rope Champions. Stay safe during this time!