Extreme poverty is a significant root cause of FGM and early forced marriage.
Families need resources to survive, which comes at their daughter’s expense: the bride price in exchange for a forced marriage is preceded by FGM.
Here are a few news stories from just last week that shed light on the struggles of living in extreme poverty: starvation due to drought and climate change; malaria and the need for massive prevention; lack of access to secondary school.
The counties where we work are in the Top 10 Poorest Counties in Kenya: Samburu #4; West Pokot #5; Baringo #9 We can be part of the solution.
Kenya: Families Risk Starvation as State Ramps Up Relief Food Distribution -All Africa News
USAID comes to the aid of 2,700 starving families in West Pokot -The Star
Gov’t Distributes Mosquito Nets In West Pokot County -Kenya News
Most Kenyans have only attended primary school — study -The Star