Children in poverty in Kenya suffer from hunger, lack of access to clean water, and from limited opportunities to receive an education. Corruption, increasing drought conditions and political unrest make Kenya a difficult place for children from poor families to thrive.
The country is named after Mount Kenya, and derives from the word Kiinyaa which means, “God’s resting place.” While English and Swahili are the country’s two official languages, there are more than 70 total languages spoken, which reflect Kenya’s rich cultural and tribal history.
Childcare Worldwide has been working in Kenya since 1984, and we have more than 1,800 children in our sponsorship programs there. Our programs in Kenya include feeding programs, clean water projects, spiritual development and more.