Kenyan Children

Kenya

The number of community organizations who include “Self Help” in their names is a testament to Kenyans’ commitment to overcome the terrible burdens of poverty.

A widespread food crisis has ravaged the country. In vast regions, water is scarce. Pandemics of malaria and HIV/AIDS decimated populations. Waves of refugees have poured in from neighboring countries. These are big problems, but Kenyans are organizing on a large scale to combat them. And LWR is joining them, working with community organizations and other partners to help turn the tide.

Your donations help LWR work to end human suffering in Kenya.


Providing emergency relief services for thousands of refugees.
  • Health kits, school kits, layettes and soap
  • Making sure children, women and other vulnerable refugees receive services and protection
  • Educating young children and those with special needs

Helping communities cope with the food crisis and preventing future crises.

  • Getting farmers the technical training and access to credit they need, so they can boost and stabilize food production for the future
  • Helping to strengthen cooperatives to give farmers more marketing and pricing power

Bringing water to semi-arid regions where only one in ten persons has access to water, and those who do may spend hours each day traveling to get it.

  • Building water harvesting systems
  • Training locals on water system maintenance
  • Teaching conservation measures so water supplies will last

Teaching communities how to prevent and deal with the affects of malaria and HIV/AIDS.

  • Training church leaders to teach members how to recognize symptoms of malaria and to get early treatment
  • Advocating for the rights of AIDS orphans, widows and widowers
  • Training caregivers so they can increase their food production and income to help them better support those affected

KEY STATISTICS

Total Population

39,802,015

TOTAL POPULATION
GNI Per Capita

$760

AVG ANNUAL INCOME
At or Below Poverty Line

45.9%

AT OR BELOW POVERTY LINE
Life Expectancy

55 years

LIFE EXPECTANCY
Water

52% (rural)

ACCESS TO IMPROVED WATER SOURCE
Access to Improved Sanitation

31%

ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION
Source: data.worldbank.org (as of June 2011)
 
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