How Climate Change Is Punishing the World's Poor

Samburu women

In Kenya, climate change is threatening a way of life for pastoralists. It’s driving families deeper into poverty. When drought hits, men travel for weeks in search of water and greener pastures for their livestock herds. The women and children are left behind with no stable source of food or income. This season, the UC Davis Unfold Podcast features MRR Innovation Lab research in northern Kenya that pairs a prominent poverty graduation program with index insurance to keep pastoralist families from falling so deep into poverty that they have no way to recover.

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