Kit: Practical Action East Africa newsletter

December 2002

read a summary of this issue's contentsThe December 2002 issue features reports on our work, project news, and inspirational stories, and includes: women’s self-help groups in Marsabit, the importance of story-telling, herbal-based traditionally produced remedies for livestock, pastoralists and conservation, crime in Nairobi, Maasai women tell of their hopes on video, and the story of two inspirational women.

Articles can be viewed as web pages, or the whole issue is available as an illustrated printable PDF file (709Kb)


In Kaswitu for Christmas

Kaswitu, a village on the fringes of Portland Cement Factory, is one of the four settlements where we are implementing Improving Urban Livelihoods (IUL) and Regulatory Guidelines for Urban Upgradin...

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Practical Action East Africa events for December 2002, including: Knowledge Mapping Workshop; Fundraising Workshop; World Habitat Day; Community Asset Management Workshop; Live and Let Live - World...

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Namanga Forest Rejuvenates

Charcoal burning, tree felling, and forest fires have significantly reduced in Oldonyo Orok hills in Namanga division, Kajiado district.

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Trials on EVK remedies get underway

A report on trials for herbal-based traditionally produced remedies for livestock diseases in northern Kenya.

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Story telling exceeding fairy tales

In Turkana, story telling still thrives. And it is not a pastime activity. Songs and dances are not for Saturday family outings and neither is drama. This largely nomadic community of northern Keny...

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Opportunities in hurdles

The story of two very different women - 80-year-old Rebecca who is involved in peanut butter production, and 25-year-old Grace who makes jewellery from recycled materials. They share one thing in c...

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No More Grey

In a new video, Maasai women tell of their struggles, aspirations, and hopes. The video aims at sharing the successes, challenges and lessons learnt by the Maasai Integrated Shelter Project (MISP) ...

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Women say No to poverty

"To enable us support our families, especially the school going children, we formed a group where we contribute money to start income generating activities. We need to avoid depending on relief foo...

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The Voice of Death

In an historic peace meeting in South Horr, Samburu district, women from Rendille clan of Rengumo cleansed pastures abandoned due to conflict between the Samburu and Rendille communities ... Death ...

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Pastoralists in a conservation bid

Natural resources in the arid pastoral region of northern Kenya are under siege from spreading ranches, burgeoning game reserves and simmering conflict in the regions. Communities living in the low...

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Book review

Crime in Nairobi: Results of a Citywide Victim Survey, Safer Cities Series 2 by Aki Stavrou; Survivors Speak: A Snapshot Survey on Violence Against Women in Nairobi, Safer Cities Series 3 by Sabine...

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