#497 –Kenyan Political Update

Uhuru Kenyatta, left, shaking hands with Raila Odinga, right, on Friday, March 9, after they met and agreed to a joint statement on working together for the benefit of all Kenyans. ***** Mt. Elgon Peace Center: To respond to the recent killings and rapes on Mt. Elgon, Transforming Community for Social Change has posted a three month fundraising project on READ MORE

#495 — The Disinherited Wife — April 13, 2018

A homestead in Lumakanda similar to Elizabeth and Mzee’s. Elizabeth died three days after her husband. People said she died of grief or stress from being disinherited. They were being polite. She committed suicide by drowning herself in the Kipkarren River. In Marogoli culture, committing suicide is shameful. Two years ago the 27 year old son of a neighbour from READ MORE

#492 — Report on 11th HROC International Training — March 23, 2018

Participants, trainers, and staff at the February HROC International Training. Standing from the left to right, Egide (the cook), trainer Innocent, cook’s helper, trainer Solange, Catherine from Uganda, Nathalie from Uganda/USA, Stella from Uganda, Beth from South Kivu/USA. Squatting from right Lorraine from USA, Poline from Uganda with baby Esther, and Innocent from North Kivu. Missing from the picture are READ MORE

#490 — Crowdfunding through Global Giving — March 9, 2018

Friends Women’s Association           Transforming Community for Social Change Wikipedia definition: “Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” In the last few years Crowdfunding has become a popular method of raising funds for organizations. The Bududa Canada Foundation that supports READ MORE

#489 — The Rise of the Friends Women’s Association — March 2, 2018

Group photo of Friends Women’s Association members after their annual general assembly held at Kibimba on August 15, 2017 The Friends Women’s Association in Burundi has just issued a report on their work in 2017 which can be found at the following link: http://www.fwaburundi.com/friends-womens-association-newsletter-001/. Their work at the Ntaseka Clinic in Kamenge, Bujumbura includes the following: Women receiving contraceptives = READ MORE