Luijah coordinates ActionAid’s Food for Assets programme in Kenya. Her work has already helped around 1,800 families get access to urgently needed food during the current food crisis in East Africa.
“I feel great about being a strong female leader in the community,” Luijah says. “With Food for Assets, women are becoming more empowered in their household, they are managing the food. Men used to be in charge of the money so women didn’t have control.”
ActionAid believes that women should be at the centre of any emergency response. Women often know best what their families and wider communities need. By promoting women’s leadership, we know that communities such as Luijah’s will see long-term change.
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