In 1976, Food for the Hungry (FH) provided emergency relief supplies to Kenya in the Marsabit district. In 2011, Kenya and four other countries experienced the worst drought in 60 years. Through livestock programs, the poor were able to sell their livestock to earn $2.2 million during the drought. This helped communities survive during the food crisis and water shortage. Presently, FH continues to work in Marsabit and three other districts to help rural communities. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Kenyan communities.

Our work in Kenya is partially funded by a partner, the EEP Programme. The EEP Programme in Southern and East Africa is jointly funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (lead donor), The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). For further information:

Regional map of Kenya

Kenya Facts

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48 percent of the rural population don’t have access to clean water.
1.5 million Kenyans are living with HIV/AIDS.
2.4 million Kenyans are at stressed and crisis levels for food security.

Our Work in Kenya


Your gifts are helping FH to create clean water systems for 78,500 Kenyans, while teaching them about healthy hygiene practices.

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FH staff is caring for HIV-infected communities through support and educating on prevention, helping 269,119 people.

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You’re helping to keep 7,860 children enrolled in school through paying for fees, uniforms and supplies.

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