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Why World Vision is in Kenya
Nearly 70% of Kenyans live near or under the poverty line, and about 3.1 million are in immediate need of food due to crop failure and natural disasters. 2019 brought drought to some parts of Kenya, and flooding to others. The effects of both were exacerbated by past farming practices that depleted the soil of nutrients and removed vegetation that protected it from erosion. Female genital mutilation (FGM) continues as a cultural practice in many parts of Kenya, with painful and life-altering effects on women. Through the generosity of donors, World Vision is engaging communities across Kenya on the subject of FGM: Public figures including the Queen of Belgium and World Vision’s CEO participated in community dialogues to expose the practice’s horrors. Food and aid were rushed to those affected by natural disasters. Farmers are now planting crops that provide better nutrition and profits, and using techniques that restore nutrients and stability to the soil. Leaders of different faiths are coming together to promote maternal and child health, gender equity, child protection, and HIV and AIDS prevention.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Kenya
World Vision's staff in Kenya are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For our ability to respond to natural disasters like locusts, drought, and floods.
For resources to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.
For Kenyan children to progress from primary to secondary school, and not be held back by harmful practices like FGM and child marriage, or conditions like insufficient resources and overcrowded schools.
News from Kenya
World Vision U.S. President and CEO Edgar Sandoval Sr. traveled to Turkana, Kenya, to see how the organization is helping people affected by the global hunger crisis. While he saw suffering, he also saw hope and resilience.
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