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Wealth & Warriors: Adolescents in the face of drought in Turkana, Kenya

Mercy Corps leads the pack with this innovative look at the role adolescent girls play in pastoralist communities during times of drought in Turkana, Kenya.

While pastoralist communities get a lot of attention from development and academic circles, little is known about the role adolescent girls play in these tribes. Until now. Turkana, Kenya presents a harsh environment, prone to drought. This report examines daily life for these girls, and the challenges they face around education and early marriage, as well as girls' role in community resilience during times of extreme weather.