From grace to grass: Once wealthy cashew nut women now wallow in poverty

Grace Mapenzi checks on cashew nuts grown on her parents' farm in Kilifi County. 

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They once owned a school, and many dreamed of building two-storey houses for themselves and their families. Now, many of the women who were employed at the Kilifi Cashewnut Ltd are beggars, living in squalor and depending on their jobless children to take care of them.


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