Support group helps remove society stigma for orphans in Kenya

Support group helps remove society stigma for orphans in Kenya

Jill Craig – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/VOA) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: Losing both parents is a traumatic experience. For Kenyan young adults this process becomes even more difficult as they struggle with social stigma, financial insecurity, begrudging relatives and lack of an emotional support system. To deal with these challenges Catherine “Sonnie” Gitonga started an adult orphan […]

Kenya parliament opts to help girls with sanitary pads

Kenya parliament opts to help girls with sanitary pads

Miriam Gathigah –  WNN MDG Stories For the first time ever, the finance minister has allocated almost $4m from the current national budget to provide free sanitary pads to schoolgirls. This comes after persistent pressure from women parliamentarians, who took the issue of girls’ absenteeism from school due to lack of sanitary pads to parliament. It […]