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Peninah Nthenya Musyimi's Safe Spaces Empowers Women With Sports

Women In Africa

First Posted: 03/11/11 03:56 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

Growing up in the Kenyan slums, Peninah Nthenya Musyimi was surrounded by drugs, prostitution and dire poverty. Her childhood was "very difficult," she tells TakePart.

"Because I was a woman, I was not taken seriously," she says. "People looked at me like any other household slave."

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