I escaped FGM, now I fight it in my community

Ruth Jepchumba Kilimo, 27, is the co-founder of the Marakwet Girls’ Foundation which aims at campaigning against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She received the 2018 End FGM Female Champion of the Year Award on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. She was awarded by the Anti-FGM Board.

I come from Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Marakwet East Sub-County to be specific. I am the last born in a family of eight. I studied Community Development at Moi University. I’m thinking of pursuing a Master’s Degree in Policy and Administration from the University of Nairobi.

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