Meet Lucy njoki Macharia a community home-based care and a community land watchdog from Laikipia. Lucy joined GROOTS Kenya in 2000 a time where HIV/AIDS pandemic was very rampant and survivors stigmatized.
Njoki together with other caregivers Volunteered in serving the survivors by linking them to health practitioners for medication enrollment and also they took an active part in counseling the survivors together with their families as a way of giving strength to the survivors and eradicating stigma from the family and the community.
During the same time, Njoki also become a community land watchdog after realizing that most widows, survivors were being disinherited their lands after the deaths of their husbands unlawfully. Njoki took the initiative to advocate for widows land rights in support of GROOTS Kenya in ensuring no woman was denied her land rights as a result of harsh patriarchal cultural beliefs.

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