CRS Kenya Celebrates International Women’s Day

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On March 8, 2010, CRS Kenya staff came together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Photo by Debbie DeVoe/CRS

CRS Kenya staff came together today to celebrate International Women’s Day. The men honored their female colleagues by sharing stories of important women in their lives and then offering words of appreciation to all of the women in attendance.

One staff member explained that in the culture of Kenya’s Pokot ethnic group, when a daughter is married, the groom’s family must give her father three cattle and her mother six, demonstrating the high value placed on a mother’s care. Another employee talked about how much he appreciates all mothers do: “The care in them, the hard work in them, the resilience in them, it’s great.”

To honor another special woman, staff agreed to visit the widow of David Muturi, a CRS Kenya driver who passed away unexpectedly last month. CRS Kenya extends its prayers and well wishes to David’s entire family on this special day.

— Reported by Debbie DeVoe, CRS’ regional information officer for eastern and southern Africa

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