Tag: Kenya

The Work of Many Hands

Mikono Refugee Craft Shop has been badly affected by the lack of tourism in Kenya. The shop sells high quality craft items to support people from a refugee background....

I Am Because We Are

To be asked to write on your jubilee is both shocking and humbling. Shocking in realising how fast the years have passed. I am becoming an old man. Humbling...

Wycliff’s Journey and the Mikono Refugee Craft Shop

Wycliff’s family fled Rwanda in 1995, when he was only four years old. With his parents, three sisters and brother, he ran through the woods of Akagera National Park...

Clean Water in Kangemi

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to our Tippy Taps Appeal, which gave clean water for handwashing to communities in several countries across East Africa. Two neighbouring parishes...
hands being washed under a stream of water

Tippy Taps Christmas Campaign

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. This year the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the issue of handwashing to the fore. People are probably washing their hands more than...

A Holistic Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

For people in many of the countries where we work, the most immediate threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic was not the risk of infection, but hunger and a...

Kakuma Safe Haven

In Kakuma Refugee Camp, JRS provides a refuge and psychosocial support in their Safe Haven centre for the most at-risk and traumatised people within this community, including girls escaping...

Support in Kangemi Slum

Kangemi Slum on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya is home to more than 100,000 people, who live in makeshift dwellings of cardboard, tin or plastic, with five or six...

Kakuma Camp Prepares for Covid-19

Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya has no reported cases of Covid-19 yet, and measures are being put in place to mitigate its impact.

Protecting Peace and the Natural Environment

  The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) in Nairobi, Kenya, was started in 2004 to respond to social and environmental issues. It is involved in...

Hair Care That Benefits The Earth

  A young Kenyan woman who took part in a project run by the Jesuit Hakimani Centre in Nairobi has gone on to develop a unique and innovative business...
Nyawuok counselling

Counselling is a tool for survival

  “My name is Nyawuok Chuol Mut. I am a South Sudanese refugee. My day starts at 6.00am, when I begin to the normal household chores like cleaning the...