World Vision recognized for outstanding work in Kenya

World Vision has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional work in the areas of poverty eradication, access to education, gender empowerment, and health.

By Lucy Murunga, World Vision Kenya; and Lauren Fisher, World Vision U.S.
Published May 6, 2013 at 12:00am PDT

World Vision has been presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions toward the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Kenya.

Established in 2000, the MDGs provide a roadmap for eradicating extreme poverty by 2015.

‘A great tribute’

Awarded by the Millennium Development Goals Trust Fund, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates the efforts of organizations, individuals, and government entities toward achieving each goal.

World Vision in Kenya was specifically recongized for its contribution toward:

MDG Trust Fund executive director, Ben Omondi, noted that World Vision was the only institution that did not apply for the award, but was nominated due to community feedback.

He further noted that World Vision won the prestigious award because it was the only institution that attempted to address all the MDGs.

“This is a great tribute to World Vision’s programs and approach to development, and the determination of communities we work among to improve the quality of their lives,” says Pauline Okumu, the World Vision’s deputy national director in Kenya.

World Vision’s work in Kenya

World Vision began its operations in Kenya in 1974 and currently operates in 36 of the 47 counties. The organization is committed to improving the lives of children, especially the most vulnerable.

Key activities include:

  • Promoting healthcare
  • Building capacity of families to improve nutrition
  • Working with partners to improve access to water and quality basic education for all
  • Ensuring improved household incomes and access to markets, information, and financial services
  • Offering disaster relief

Unique initiatives led by World Vision in Kenya include solar-powered water pumps and community-managed irrigation systems.

Two ways you can help

Pray that World Vision — along with other organizations and communities working together to combat extreme poverty and hunger — would be encouraged by the progess that has been made and continue to strive to meet the MDGs and eradicate poverty by 2015.

Sponsor a child in Kenya. Your support and commitment for a boy or girl in need will also bring life-giving assistance to an entire family and community, including interventions like nutritious food, clean water, medical care, access to education, and more.


  • World Vision in Kenya receives Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • World Vision was recongized for its contribution toward addressing hunger, education, health and water.


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