Behind Kenya’s spectacular scenery and wildlife lies a country plagued, with 46% of the population living below the poverty line. Severe draughts have led to food and water shortage. Weakened by hunger – children, nursing mothers and the elderly are left vulnerable to malnutrition. Those relying on livestock have been left destitute as thousands of animals have died.
Islamic Relief has been working in Kenya since 1993, when it initiated an orphan sponsorship programme to provide many of Kenya’s children with opportunities for a brighter future.
Currently we have projects which focus on the needs of the most vulnerable: children under five, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Our Orphan sponsorship programme has been the difference between life and death for many poverty-stricken children. In response to the food crisis in Kenya and the Horn of Africa, we provided clean water, healthcare and food and nutrition. Additionally, livelihood and education programmes were also implemented.
- Qurbani meat distribution
- Ramadan food package distribution
- Orphan one-to-one sponsorship
- Reconciliation for Inter-clan violence
- Provided the displaced households with basic food packs to caution them from extreme hunger
- Provided basic nutrition & health services through mobile clinics
- Provided essential non food items (NFIs) to the affected households
- Water and Sanitation Hygiene in Al Naja’s children’s home and orphanage centre
- Improved access to water for use in the children centres and also for irrigated agriculture
- Ensured better health for the children in the School Feeding Program (SFP) from farm harvest
- Provided a better learning environment for students with supply of hygiene facilities