Kenya

Judi’s story: How I escaped child marriage in Kenya

Judi’s story: How I escaped child marriage in Kenya

“I came here with my stepmother when I was 15. My father wanted to marry me to a much older man but I was a young girl at the time. I remember how my stepmother refused my father’s wishes. We packed our belongings overnight and left to join the other women of Umoja”.
The most powerful Kenyan in the world?

The most powerful Kenyan in the world?

Right now the Kenyan ambassador to the United Nations, Macharia Kamau, is one of the most important people on planet earth. He is in charge of a crucial global process that will determine a new set of goals to end extreme poverty by 2030. Take action now and tell Ambassador Kamau to make Africa proud.
International Women’s Day: The secret of 3 women farmers’ success

International Women’s Day: The secret of 3 women farmers’ success

Across Africa, a growing number of women farmers have a secret: incredible success. These women are not just farmers. They are also legal land owners, job creators, house builders, agriculture trainers and proud mothers of children going to university. Many women are building successful careers in agriculture, giving them the......
Farming in Africa: time to debunk some myths

Farming in Africa: time to debunk some myths

New technologies and ideas – from mobile phone information systems to new crop varieties – are rapidly transforming agriculture across Africa. Yet the sector continues to be stereotyped as one synonymous with poverty and subsistence.

UWAZI KWA AFRICA! The Open Government Partnership takes root in Africa

Is the Open Government Partnership (OGP) taking root in Africa? How can we build on initial successes and meet national commitments to open governance? These were the questions dominating discussion at the OGP regional planning meeting in the coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya, where over 100 government and civil society represen......

Kenya Decides: What Next for President – Elect, Uhuru Kenyatta?

The real winners of the Kenyan election to me are first and foremost, Kenyans. Kudos for maintaining peace and calm through out the electioneering and election period against all odds and predictions. Now more than ever, as the world continues to watch, Kenya needs to uphold the virtues espoused in their national anthem: Peac......

4 African programs that are lifting HIV-positive people out of poverty

For this World AIDS Day, ONE agriculture expert Kelly Hauser highlights four stellar agriculture programs that are working to improve the incomes and nutrition of people living with HIV and their families. I’m no HIV/AIDS expert, but I know that it’s incredibly hard for people living with HIV and their families to rise ou......

2012 ONE Africa Award: Saving a Forest While Developing a Community

The first 2012 ONE Africa Award finalist we’re proud to profile on the blog is Muliru Farmers Conservation Group (MFCG), based in western Kenya. Founded in 1997 and formally registered as a Community Based Organization in 1999, a group of small-scale farmers in rural Western Kenya established MFCG with the mission to protec......

A little swagger, a lot of heart: ONE Ambassador Prezzo

Meet Prezzo, a rapper from Kenya with a big heart, great style and a positive attitude. He just won second place on the latest season of Big Brother Africa, earning him a gig as a ONE Ambassador, tickets to a Jay Z concert in New York City, and a trip to ONE’s Washington DC office.…...