Kadogo was married at 12 or 13 to an older man of around 40 who died last year. She is now a single mother of nine, two of whom have died. It is only now, with the arrival of family planning services to her village, that Josephine has access to contraception for the first time.
“I’m championing family planning to the rest of the women in the village. The moment you stop having children, you have the strength to go and do so many other activities, rather than just being pregnant and breast feeding.”
To date, CHASE Africa has funded the provision of over 260,000 family planning services to women in Kenya and Uganda.