Kenya, in East Africa, is full of natural beauty, including Lake Victoria, Mount Kenya and Maasai Mara, one of the most populated wildlife parks in Africa. Nairobi is Kenya’s thriving capital city, with 44 million people. The country lies on the equator and shares borders with Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Indian Ocean.
Even though it’s full of life-giving resources, the country lacks many things we consider to be basic. Ethnic tensions challenge Kenyan society. Drop-out rates before 8th grade are high. So are poverty rates. It all threatens the lives of Kenya’s children. Kids here catch parasites instead of soccer balls and carry water instead of backpacks. And too many kids are born with HIV/AIDS or lose a parent or family member to the disease.
Feed the Children provides access to food, water and schools in four of Kenya’s counties. We help Kenyans earn a living so they can provide for their kids’ futures. A hallmark of our work in Kenya is our children’s services program, which includes the Abandoned Baby Centre (ABC), Dagoretti Children’s Centre (DCC) and Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programs.
To learn more about how Feed the Children works in Kenya and other African countries, read our 2015 Africa Annual Report.