Maisha Girls safe house, MaryFaith Children’s Centre and Woman’s Hope shelter, constitute the 36 shelters in Kenya not enough to accommodate the rising cases of GBV in the country.
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.....
Six months ago today I was ordained a Catholic priest… yes… you read that correctly! Don’t know about you, but it does not feel like it was half a year ago. Time moves strangely these days.
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.........
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.