Programs in Kenya

Working with Global Workers and Program Partners, ERDO is working to alleviate extreme poverty through the activities listed underneath the country profile below.

 

 
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Kenya Selected Statistics

 

  • Infant mortality: 39.3 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physician density: 0.2 physicians/1,000 population
  • Major infectious diseases: hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, Rift Valley fever, food & water-bourne diseases
  • 16% of children under the age of 5 are underweight
  • 78% of the total population can read and write
  • 43.4% of the population is below the poverty line
A child from the Lokwatubwa Nursery School in Kenya

ChildCARE Plus in Kenya

More than 600 children are assisted through our ChildCARE Plus programs in Kenya.  Program areas include Nairobi, Pehucci, Turkana and Kisumu (a Villages of Hope location).  Working with PAOC Global workers Heather Chaloner, Deborah Sirjoosingh and Janice Foss and program partner Rob Beyer children who live in abject poverty are assisted.

Through a $37 a month donation, a child can attend school, have access to nutritious food and healthcare and be spiritually nurtured by our on-the-ground ChildCARE Plus community representatives.

To sponsor a child in Kenya, or another country where we work, please click here >>

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Namoruputh Health Centre Construction

In 2013, construction began on a health care facility in Northern Kenya overseen by Global Worker, Deborah Sirjoosingh.  Read more about this major building project here.

 

 ERDO water programs in Kenya

Community Development - Water

Water is essential to life.  In Turkana, Kenya, the environment is very dry and access to water is not good.  ERDO is concentrating on helping to bring fresh water to Turkana by beginning three borewells.  Water is difficult to access as the drilling rigs need to be brought up from southern Kenya and drill several hundred metres before accessing safe clean water sources below the earth. 

To read more about the importance of clean water programs, please click here >>

To read more about Life campaign and what else this initiative has accomplished, please click here >>

To make a donation to our clean water programs, please click here>>


 

Prior Assistance in Kenya 

 
ERDO food assistance in Kenya

Crisis Response in Kenya

The 2011 drought and subsequent famine in East Africa required ongoing food aid response during 2012. Longer term food security programs were also necessary to bring about stability in this region.

PAOC Global Worker Deborah Sirjoosingh, who oversees two medical clinics located in Turkana, witnessed first-hand the effects of hunger.  She saw an increased number of families coming to the medical clinics with malnourished children and in search of food.  ERDO was able to respond with an emergency food aid program in partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank accessing matched funding from the Canadian Government. This program is assisting over 6,500 people with monthly distribution of maize, beans, cooking oil and high protein cereal. 

We were also able to work with a national partner to provide animal fodder to save the animals of widows who relied on the animals for their food and income.

To read more about ERDO's crisis response in Kenya as part of the Horn of Africa response click here>>

 

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