Female genital mutilation is an outdated culture that is rampant in Cushitic communities in Kenya. But now, FGM survivors have come out boldly, sharing their stories, speaking out, and sensitizing their communities about the negative effects of the cut.
Women cutters have turned their backs on the blade, in order to protect the next generation from female genital mutilation.
In order to address female genital mutilation and child marriage, and promote girl-child education, mothers, including ex-cutters, have ventured into entrepreneurship. The women have organized themselves in groups and started projects like beadwork, poultry, tailoring, and even opened savings accounts.