Kenya lies on the equator on the East African Rift, covering a diverse and expansive terrain that extends roughly from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana (formerly called Lake Rudolf) and further southeast to the Indian Ocean. It is bordered by Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the northeast. The capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial hub. Agriculture is a major employer; the country traditionally exports tea and coffee and has more recently begun to export fresh flowers to Europe.

  • Capital: Nairobi
  • Population: 49.7 million
  • Language: English and Kiswahili
  • Kenya is perhaps best known for its middle distance and long distance runners, with the country frequently producing Olympic champions.

Our History in Kenya

In 1976, FH began working in Kenya in response to a devastating drought. FH provided emergency supplies and relief in the Marsabit district. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work including livelihoods, sanitation, water, health, nutrition, child development, and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support.

Current Work

     Current communities:  27  |   Children sponsored: 10,212   |   

Church partnerships: 5

·      Stories: 

Kenya Defecation Free Zone: Building Latrines to Save Lives

Kenya: 19,032 Orphans Receive Clean Water

Why There Are So Few Women and Girls in Science

Key Challenges

48% of the rural population does not have access to clean water
| 1.5 million Kenyan adults are living with HIV/AIDS | 3.4 million Kenyans suffer from food insecurity
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