Kenya

Lutheran World Relief has been supporting rural families and communities in Kenya since the early 1980s. 

Our programs in agriculture and food security, climate change adaptation and emergency response break the cycle of poverty for rural communities who depend on farming for their livelihood.

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Our programs in agriculture and food security, climate change adaptation and emergency response break the cycle of poverty for rural communities who depend on farming for their livelihood.

In Kenya, we help farming families get more out of their land and agricultural value chains, including coffee, horticulture, poultry and food staples like sorghum, green grams, soy beans and beans. Our programs help farmers learn better ways to grow, process and store crops and, ultimately, increase the quantity and quality of their harvest. We partner with community groups to help them preserve and manage their natural resources in ways that improve their crop and livestock production. And we support farmer organizations to strengthen their technical and organizational capacities so that they can provide sustainable, equitable and quality services to their members.

In arid regions of Kenya, where drought is persistent and water is scarce, Lutheran World Relief is providing farmers with drought-tolerant seeds and helping communities learn how conserve and manage water for year-round irrigation.

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Njaa Marufuku (Alleviate Food Insecurity)

Lutheran World Relief has been responding to severe drought in the Makindu region of Kenya since the early 2010's. Initially, we focused on increasing access to water through wells, boreholes, and sand dams, as well as utilization of on-farm water harvesting such as zai pits and deep tillage. Through this project, we are working with the community-based organization Muungano Nguvu Yeto to further drought recovery and resilience efforts in the region, concentrating on increasing production of food and cash crops and strengthening the capacities of Muungano to provide services to its members.

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