The Sheer Joy of Caring for Orphans, Needy Children

BY: Lilys Njeru – Roseline Orwa, 46, is a childless widow and the founder of Rona Widows and Orphans Centre in Bondo, Siaya County. She lives with 27 children. If you asked Roseline to sum up her life into a song, she would have Eunice Ogoma’s song “Nyasaye Marahuma” on replay. “It’s a Dholuo song …

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Covid and HIV: Which virus is going to kill us?

BY: Roseline Orwa – When the government in March received 1.02 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, it prioritised essential service providers and people over 58, but left out Kenyans living with HIV and Aids.  That about 25,000 people in the country die from Aids-related illnesses yearly is a good reason to prioritise this segment …

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Roseline Orwa

Roseline Orwa Aspen New Voices Fellow 2021

Roseline Orwa is a Kenyan social entrepreneur focused on gender equality, and rural development. She is founder of the Rona Foundation, which supports rural widows and champions the protection and advancement of their rights, alongside orphan education, care and support via the Rona Orphans and Widows Centre in rural Kenya. She is an appointed Commissioned Expert with the …

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