Lourine Oluoch is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Good Shepherd sisters in Kenya offer safe haven for pregnant girls in crisis

In Kenya, society frowns upon early pregnancy, viewing it as a result of poor upbringing by parents or of teenage promiscuity. But in this country of nearly 50 million people, almost one in five girls aged 15-19 has already had a baby or is pregnant. The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd welcome young women at their Annunciation Home Crisis Pregnancy Center, providing shelter, food, access to education and child care, and reconciliation with their families when possible.