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Do not fear condoms, Female Sex Workers urge male clients

Do not fear condoms, Female Sex Workers urge male clients

“If our male clients would embrace condom use, Female Sex Work (FSW) would not just be the oldest trade in the world, but it would also be probably the safest of its nature” These are the words of 40 year old *Lilian, a Female Sex Worker based in Sindo, Homa Bay County.

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DREAMS Program making dreams come true

DREAMS Program making dreams come true

When Christine Atieno was called up to join a national secondary school in 2015 after passing her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), she was excited and looked forward to furthering her education. But, as she was about to find out, that would not be so.

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The Puk Ayier phenomena, omena, HIV and the Fisher Folk. The story from Lake Victoria

The Puk Ayier phenomena, omena, HIV and the Fisher Folk. The story from Lake Victoria

Puk ayier” is a Luo phrase which loosely translates to “scatter around so I can pick the best”. Innocent, as it may sound to the ears of a stranger, the phrase has very serious lewd, sexual connotation that would leave the best literature students in awe when they get to understand what it means. Yet, for the fisher folk along Lake Victoria, it is a way of life.

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NORAH'S STORY

NORAH'S STORY

Norah Caroline, a 30-year-old mother of three, is a client of Ugunja DIC where she also works as a peer educator for IRDO Key Populations program.

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EMPOWERED TO EMPOWER

EMPOWERED TO EMPOWER

“Growing up as a young girl in the custody of my grandmother didn’t provide me with the best childhood experience”

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HOPE AT LAST

HOPE AT LAST

Vivian Achieng, is a 16yrs old born in a family of four. She comes from Uyoma, Kagwa in Rarieda Sub county.

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PREP AMBASSADOR

PREP AMBASSADOR

Goreti Akoth is a twenty-three-year-old mother of five. We met her and her husband George Agola, 37, 

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COURTING DEATH

COURTING DEATH

Aron Aoko Moses is a 24year old male from Homabay County, Mbita Sub-County who works part time as a boat cleaner and sometimes joins different fishing crews

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THE BOLD STEP

THE BOLD STEP

Christopher Erick Masolo is a 34-year-old father of three from Mukhunga Village, Bukoma Sub- location

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PEER EDUCATOR WITH A MISSION

PEER EDUCATOR WITH A MISSION

The death of Mercilyn Atieno’s mother in 1996 was a big blow. Being the first born, Atieno had to shoulder the burden of the entire family.

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FIGHTING TB

FIGHTING TB

When we walked into Orumba Estate, Marindi Sub location, Suna West Location in Migori County, we were met by a smiling 19-year-old

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FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT AT LAST

FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT AT LAST

Milka Anyango Okul (not her real name) is a 20-year-old, mother of one from Segere Village, Central Alego Ward in Siaya County

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RUTH, THE PREP CHAMPION

RUTH, THE PREP CHAMPION

Ruth Rapando Odhiambo is a 23 year old Prep Champion who hails from Mur Ngiya Village, South East Alego Ward, Alego Usonga Sub-County in Siaya County.

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NO SHAME IN BEING HIV POSITIVE

NO SHAME IN BEING HIV POSITIVE

Didacus Pius Odhiambo aka Man Poa Dida is a 48 year old father of four and husband of two who hails from Bumala Location

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THE VMMC CRUSADER

THE VMMC CRUSADER

Cleophas Odumbe is a 36 year old father of four who hails from Mundekwe Village in Busia County. He was going about with his usual errands

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Fighting Malaria

Fighting Malaria

Grace Akinyi Agutu, a 39 year old mother of five children who hails from Okiro Village, East Asembo Location in Rarieda Sub-County.

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THROUGH MY EYES

THROUGH MY EYES

James Eleman is a 27 year old man who hails from in Naperebei Village, Nakwamekwi Location, Turkana Central Sub-County, Turkana County. 

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