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KENYA

 

Located in East Africa, Kenya’s population currently stands at 45 million, 75-80% of whom live in rural areas and depend on either subsistence agriculture or livestock for their livelihoods. Kenya faces a high dependency burden which places pressing demands on social services including education and healthcare. Food insecurity and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs in Northern Kenya remain extremely high.

World Relief's work in Kenya began with an HIV/AIDS prevention program and grew to include initiatives in peacebuilding, savings, agriculture, and disaster response. Along with providing immediate disaster relief to areas suffering from drought, livestock disease and food shortages, World Relief's programs in Kenya have now transitioned to focus on long-term, integrated programs focused on sustainable agriculture, access to water, nutrition, food security, savings and health interventions.

 

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KEY PROGRAMS

Economic Development (Agriculture and Savings for Life program)

Church Mobilization

Mobilizing Youth for Life (HIV/AIDS prevention)

Food Security and Water Access

Maternal and Child Health

KEY FACTS

    • World Relief's programs in Kenya began in 1991.
    • Programs currently reach 558 households in Kenya and 21 farmer groups with skills in agricultural production to boost household food security.
    • 4 boreholes were drilled and sand dams built in Turkana, revitalizing the area with access to water for livestock, domestic use and farming.
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    LEADERSHIP

    Jean Paul Ndagijimana, Country Director
    George Shiramba, Programs Director
    Heglon Kitawi, Manager, Church Mobilization
    Mercy Amae, Health Programs and M&E Manager
    Oliver Otsimi, AKAN Program Manager
    Micah Ikachoi, Health Coordinator
    Gladys Ngoshi, Officer, Church Mobilization
    Katapa, Community Health Coordinator, Kajiado County