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Bryan's View: A look into Kibera

This week - Bryan takes a look at life in Kibera through some of his favourite images....   1.  The amazing cityscape of Nairobi bordering the ever-sprawling Kibera slum from afar. Photo taken in the early morning of June. 2. Kibera is home to lots of roaming dogs. A few dwellers make friends with some of these dogs, but most inhabitants do not really like dogs. But whether or not they like or dislike these dogs, everybody in Kibera is used to them. These animals are that common, that everybody in Kibera would recognize them only when they would have disappeared. This picture shows a very typical scene in Kibera. 3. Kibera kids swimming in a obscure pool formed as...

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Bryan's View: Politics over development

Kibera for many years has been known to be an opposition’s stronghold after having been ruled by the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for over 20 years. Raila Odinga was the former prime minister of Kenya who exited his leadership as the Member of Parliament for Kibera in 2007 after a much contested general elections that spewed extreme violence in Kibera and all over the country; with areas where the opposition had many supporters being the worst hit in the violence. The violence left many people dead and millions of properties set ablaze especially in Kibera, Eldoret, Naivaisha and Kisumu where police were using extreme approaches to curb citizens with running battles. The ferocity was later dubbed ‘post-election violence’ forcing arbitrations...

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Sarah's Insights: MDG#5

Today looking at Improving Maternal Health, which is Goal #5 of The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. It's comprised of eight international goals that were agreed to by 193 countries aiming to meet the needs of the global poor by 2015. 5. Improve Maternal HealthTwo goals have been set with the goal:a) Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratiob) Achieve universal access to reproductive healthProgressThe maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is the ratio of the number of maternal deaths during a given time period per 100,000 live births during the same time-period. Maternal deaths have declined by 47% globally over the last two decades. More births are occurring with...

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Happy Father's Day!

Today we celebrate Fathers around the world! We know that there is a real need for Fathers - for men to be brave enough to love and care for the next generation in words and in actions. And we are so thrilled to see so many great examples of dads. Today, as we celebrate our own fathers - we also celebrate the dads who are part of JustOne.  In Kenya...  Our one group we work with in Kenya has both men and women working there. In our visits, we have seen some great examples of loving dads among this group. Let me introduce Kennedy...  Kennedy is a father to four children. He is shown here with his youngest son "Bill...

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Katie's Fashion Tips: Chambray

Chambray, known as denim's softer and more feminine cousin, is a great choice for practically any occasion.Having a great ­fitting chambray shirt in your closet will give you a vast selection of outfit choices. You can mix and match a chambray shirt with literally anything.Here is just a small list of what a chambray shirt looks great with:White denimA glittery mini skirtA long tulle skirtAn aztec print skirt or shortsLeggingsA bright coloured jeggingThe list goes on.Chambray shirts are also super fun, so you can pair it with a bright lipstick and some really funky jewellery.I love seeing chambray with a great statement necklace, or a long fringe necklace.   Chambray shirts from the Gap Katie and her husband have three young children that...

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