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FEATURE-Kenyan women club together to leave slum life behind

Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.

By Sophie Mbugua
KISUMU, Kenya, Feb 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The
thought of getting old, retiring and still living in a slum used
to scare Emma Ochieng. Now the 55-year-old primary teacher has a
new house on an estate about a 45-minute drive from the city of
Kisumu in western Kenya.
For over 20 years, the single mother of one lived in
Kisumu's overcrowded Nyalenda slum, polluted by poor drainage,
waste, noise and high crime rates.
"Staying in a ...