CAFOD's work in Kenya includes supporting communities facing recurring drought, a changing climate, and people living with HIV.
Why we work in Kenya
Kenya is a largely agricultural country, but fertile land is scarce. Competition for resources often leads to conflict and environmental damage as land is overused.
Kenya has a lot of potential for growth through trade and tourism, but bad governance and corruption are worsening inequality and conflict.
Our work in Kenya
Your support is changing lives by:
- Making sure that communities have access to clean water. Protecting communities from coronavirus is more difficult when the water supply is limited, but our local experts regularly work with communities on water projects, providing tools, trees and training.
- Responding to emergencies by handing out food parcels and paying local people to do essential work. We have experience of responding quickly with your support during the East Africa drought and we can do it again as we respond to the coronavirus crisis.
- Continuing to work with church leaders - who've been our long-term partners in tackling corruption - to raise awareness of coronavirus prevention and hygiene messages.
- Giving practical support to people living with HIV, who are more vulnerable to the worst effects of coronavirus.