Research

See below for a list of peer-reviewed studies produced by Sodzo board members, staff, and affiliates regarding orphans and vulernable children (OVC).

Family, Belonging and Meaning in Life Among Semi-rural Kenyans

To date, most research on families in sub-Saharan Africa focus on the various risks associated …

Early childhood attachment and suicidal ideation among young Kenyan men

The interpersonal theory of suicide posits that suicide behavior is driven by two interpersonal dynamics …

Community perceptions of home environments that lead children & youth to the street in semi-rural Kenya

Research with street-involved children and youth (SICY) in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past three decades …

Suicide clusters among young Kenyan men

Suicide is a leading cause of global mortality. Suicide clusters have recently been identified among …

Economic empowerment or cash-dependency for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya: Evidence from an alternative to cash-only models

Orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) often have worse educational, developmental, nutritional, and behavioral outcomes than …

Vulnerability of street-involved children and youth in semi-rural Kenya: does orphan status matter?

The vulnerability of street-involved children and youth (SICY) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to adverse childhood …

Globally, study of factors contributing to the street-migration of the tens of millions of street-involved children...

Water quality is an important determinant of diarrheal illnesses, especially affecting children in sub-Saharan...

Orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) often have worse educational, developmental, nutritional, and behavioral...

This study assesses resilience and general self-efficacy among Kenyan orphans and vulnerable children (n = 1060)...