The East Africa food crisis is monstrous: affecting 25 million people and showing up in ways our writer and photographer team have never before seen. Today, our writer — Kari Costanza — gives you a first-hand snapshot of five ways that hunger is changing the lives of people in Turkana, Kenya.
In the 1980s, Lani Dolifka learned the water flowing through the faucet in her Colorado home had been declared unsafe. It inspired Lani and her husband, Don, to develop an automated small-scale purification plant that converted their tap water into pure drinking water. Today, their company, Watermill Express, is the largest drive-up pure drinking water company in the U.S.
As parents, it’s much easier to talk than to listen. But listening is what our children need us to do. It’s a hallmark of World Vision’s work to involve everyone in decision making — men, women, and children. Every year on November 20, Universal Children’s Day reminds us to listen to children around the world, children who see problems from a point of view that we adults have long forgotten.
Jackson Ole Sapit became sponsored through World Vision as a child. Today he works as the archbishop of the Anglican Church in Kenya.
Hunger in Kenya robbed Peter and Samson of their parents in March. Peter, the family’s rock, is afraid now, while Samson is angry but tries to be strong. All they have left is prayer and each other. Lift them up in prayer today and read their story.
Millions of people face famine if the current hunger crisis in East Africa continues to worsen. Read their stories and learn how World Vision is responding.