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Sophie Mbugua

Kenyan women club together to leave slum life behind

Feb 12 2018

KISUMU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The thought of getting old, retiring and still living in a slum used to scare Emma Ochieng. Now the 55-year-old primary teacher has a new house on an estate about a 45-minute drive from the city of Kisumu in western Kenya.

Accra residents hope for healthier life with new sewage plant

Apr 13 2017

ACCRA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the heart of Ghana's capital, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, sits Lavender Hill, a former dumping site for raw sewage better known for its aroma of human waste than fragrant flowers.

Climate forecasts could help drought-hit herders make smarter moves

Dec 13 2016

LAMU, Kenya - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Mohammed Ngalo brushes his teeth with a twig, he looks up to the sky for a sign that rain is coming.

Locals fearful as mega-projects drive rush for land on Kenya's coast

Dec 08 2016

WITU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Too poor to buy land where they grew up on Kenya's palm-fringed southern coast, Sylvester Jefua and his wife migrated 300 kms northwards to Witu Forest, where they felled seven acres of trees and built a mud and thatch house for their family.

Sand dams quench the thirst of water-short Kenyans

Oct 01 2015

LEMISHAMI, Kenya, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a busy market day in Lemishami village, Letilia Lekula herds his goats to a dry, sandy riverbed with a stone wall built across it. The animals wait patiently as he pulls a wooden trough from a nearby thicket and then starts digging in the sand.

As droughts worsen, joined-up adaptations build resilience in arid Kenya

Sep 22 2015

YAMICHA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gusts of wind blow the dust coming from thousands of animals as they make their way to Urura borehole in Kenya’s arid northern Merti ward.

As droughts worsen, joined-up adaptations build resilience in arid Kenya

Sep 22 2015

YAMICHA, Kenya, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gusts of wind blow the dust coming from thousands of animals as they make their way to Urura borehole in Kenya's arid northern Merti ward.

Kenyan fishing town swaps boats for mangroves and mariculture

Aug 28 2015

KILIFI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A slight breeze makes the afternoon humidity bearable as Kibibi Mramba and 19 others plant tiny mangrove shoots along a creek in the Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi.

Kenyan fishing town swaps boats for mangroves and mariculture

Aug 28 2015

KILIFI, Kenya, Aug 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A slight breeze makes the afternoon humidity bearable as Kibibi Mramba and 19 others plant tiny mangrove shoots along a creek in the Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi.

Green-fingered Burkinabe women protect shea 'gold'

May 15 2015

CASSOU, Burkina Faso (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Nezeledoun resource center in Cassou village is a hive of activity, unlike the thirsty farms nearby, as women cultivate tree seedlings and vegetables here, thanks to a borehole that provides much-needed water.

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