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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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  • As the world faces various kinds of discrimination and inequality in the allocation of power based on gender, girls and women are becoming victims, especially in the rural and urban slums. However, these women are capable of choosing their own lives and changing their social, economical, and political situation through empowerment. Women tend to engage […]

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  • Many kids in Kenya are facing the school day on an empty stomach because there isn’t enough food at home. The current drought period which was declared a national disaster by the government has caused real shortage of food and water. This has made it even harder for vulnerable families to access food as the […]

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  • Dorcas Agrippina* is a 16 old girl from Madharau sub-location, Umoja village, one of the urban slums in Thika. She droppped out of school due to hardship at home. When she got pregnant, she joined our teen mothers program where we assist mothers in child care. We conduct individual beneficiary follow-ups with pregnant women, mothers […]

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  • I was born in Juja and I live with my siblings and parents in Gachagi slum. There are six children in our family. The impairments caused by my condition make life very difficult. I always have trouble with the sun and have to cover up with heavy, long-sleeved clothing and wear sunglasses to protect my […]

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  • 34 years old Jackline, hadd been planning a hospital birth, as her previous four had been but towards the end of her pregnancy the doctors were on strike. She is among many mothers who instead of looking forward to the joy of giving birth, was filled with worries as she braved the chilly idea that […]

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