Womankind-Kenya's Executive Director, Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji, was my host in Garissa.

Womankind-Kenya (WOKIKE) was founded in 1989 by local Somali pastoral women committed to improving the living standards, educational opportunities, and level of decisionmaking authority for women and girls in their region. 

Although this indigenous organization is headquartered in Garissa Town, during the past 20+ years it has grown to become a major regional force for positive change throughout Northeastern Kenya.  It has field offices in Ijara and Wajir South and international ties to the United States, Sweden, Australia, and other nations around the world. 
In its broader capacity, WOKIKE promotes sustainable community development with a specific emphasis on eradicating poverty and human rights abuses. 

Here the orphan girls are enjoying some free time at the WOKIKE complex in Garissa.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Michael on September 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Great photo. I like the geometry of the picture as well as the different “fields’ of action. Foreground / middle ground and background. The pop of color with the clothes and the cloths hanging in the wind is excellent.


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