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Africa - Kenya - Fr Racho distributing food

Fr Racho gives out food at a CAFOD-funded food distribution in Marsabit County, Kenya.

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. 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.

  • 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.

News from Kenya


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Meet the climate babies 12 years on

Twelve years since our first meeting, three children from Brazil, Kenya and Bangladesh and their families tell us how the climate crisis is affecting them.


Local projects with global reach

Meet Isacko. He is an aid worker for our Church network in Kenya. Every day he helps us to reach people like Kushi, whose life has been affected by drought.


What we do

CAFOD is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

With your help, we reach out to people living in hard-to-reach places, in war zones and those who are discriminated against.