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MWENDE`S LIGHT JESANG, MERCY, Kenyatta University

(Screenplay by Jesang Mercy) When confronted with a rather impossible pick between remaining a student or taking care of her ailing elder brother and her blind grandmother, Mwende makes a difficult pick that sets her on a bumpy path. Just like so many other girls and women in her village in the plains of Suswa, in the Rift Valley of Kenya, she is thrown head first into subsistence entrepreneurship in a bid to provide for her family. Mwende sells water in order to provide for her family. It is while doing this that she comes face to face with the reality of her society. She is confronted with poverty, injustice, and a crisis bigger than her teenage entrepreneurial mind hits her. Climate change threatens to obliterate her sole source of daily bread. Mwende takes us on a five minute journey through what her day looks like. Which is literally her daily routine. This is Mwende’s Light.