Photo Essay: Fighting Poverty in Marsabit

Mwangi Kirubi is a humanitarian photographer whose mission is to change perceptions of Africa through his lens. As a photographer myself, I can get behind that 100 percent. Mwangi recently visited Kenya to document the work FH is doing there and I was so moved and inspired by his images, that I had to share some of my personal favorites.

Ali Abdi Godana at the Saku Water Kiosk in Marsabit on 15th September 2017. The water kiosk is run by Saku Welfare Group for the Disabled of which Ali is the chairman.

Tume Roba, a member of Darara Self Help Group, sells groceries inside her home in Waye Godha, Sololo, Marsabit County. Formed in 2014, Darara SHG buys household items in bulk and distributes them among members. This is cheaper than individual retail purchases. Members like Tume sell excess items for a profit to boost the group’s savings.

Florida and her son at the Saku Water Kiosk in Marsabit on 15th September 2017. The prepaid water kiosk guarantees Florida receives enough water to meet her family’s needs.

A mother holds her home-delivered newborn at her home in a manyatta in North Horr.

FH works with partners to deliver much-needed vaccines, immunizations and nutrition supplements to residents living in hard to reach corners of Marsabit County. Read more about our work.

A mother holds her home-delivered newborn at her home in a manyatta in North Horr. There are poor road infrastructure and no health facilities for miles.

A woman drinks water at Ilbarok Women Grou Demo Farm, Ilbarok Village, Logologo, Marsabit County.

Jarso Huka farming in Dirib, Marsabit.

Thanks to the support received from FH, the women of Ilbarok have enhanced agri-nutrition knowledge. They also know how to use alternative crop products when animal products are limited and have adopted agribusiness as an alternative to pastoral.

Ntisia Kukuton and her children enjoy a meal of moringa and ugali at her home in Ilbarok Village, Logologo, Marsabit County.

 

 

Fetching water at a well in Marsabit.

A man loads jerrycans of water on his donkey.

A lady and her sibling walk home after fetching water from a well in Marsabit.

A lady and her sibling walk home after fetching water from a well.

 

 

You can find the original post and more of Mwangi’s work here.