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.
Economic Development (Agriculture and Savings for Life program)
Mobilizing Youth for Life (HIV/AIDS prevention)
Food Security and Water Access
Maternal and Child Health
- 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.
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