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  • Many adolescent girls know little or nothing about family planning, let alone where to get it. Their low status within their families, communities and societies mean they lack the power to make their own decisions about whether or when to have a baby. Macheo Children’s centre is dedicated to improving the lives of women and […]

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  • Family planning is a fundamental right. A major barrier to family planning is that many vulnerable women and girls are unable to exercise their rights and make decisions over their own healthcare, including family planning. More surprisingly perhaps, it’s also vital to improving children’s chances of survival but for many women and adolescent girls, family […]

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  • At Macheo, we believe that there is need to equip our children with the kind of skills that will enable them to meet life challenges. To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, students need new life skills such as the ability to deal with stress and frustration. We empower children Like […]

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  • Jackline Mbaliru is 37 years old and is a single mother. She has 2 children with whom she stays with at Ruiru area opposite the ruiru Prison. She has rented a single room where she stays with her children. During a field visit, Jackline was identified by one of our area social workers, who latter […]

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  • In many cultures in Kenya, menstruation is not talked about. It can be seen as dirty or impure and the silence around it can lead to a lack of knowledge, which can generate damaging misconceptions. Many girls think that they are dying or have a horrible disease the first time they menstruate, as the pain […]

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  • Adolescent girls should be at the heart of a life course approach—a young adolescent girl is still a child, but often she will soon become a mother. Adolescent pregnancy is associated with higher risk of maternal mortality and morbidity, stillbirths, neonatal deaths, preterm births, and low birth weight. At Macheo we believe that the health […]

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  • As the food crisis in Kenya continues to worsen, Macheo will continue to provide school meals which are not just a powerful incentive to come to school, but a vital lifeline for vulnerable children in desperate need of nourishment. Macheo Children’s Centre provides a hot lunch to around 9,000 pupils daily in 21 schools. School […]

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  • *Wanjiku, is 13 months old (10months on admission) and is the youngest of the six children born to *Waithera. Her mother is a casual labourer earning Ksh 250 ($2.50) per day, enough only for the family to afford a very limited diet. “I could not breastfeed *Wanjiku exclusively because of my heavy domestic workload and […]

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  • In Kenya, many families live on less than $1.90 each day, which pushes children to drop out of school to find jobs and help provide for their families. At Macheo we believe the best way to care for vulnerable children is to help them and their families before they become abandoned. That’s why our intervention […]

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  • Anna likes education very much. She lost her parent when she was in class four and her my grandmother had a challenge of looking after 12 children whom most of them did not get a chance to go to school. Since her parent died, all she was told is to become a good and obedient […]

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