Kenya Food Crisis
Life in Marsabit County
Life in Marsabit County, Kenya has become more and more difficult over the last couple of years. A severe lack of rain has led to water shortages and drought. Growing food is a challenge.
Locust invasions, conflict and the aftershocks of COVID-19 have significantly impacted peoples lives and livelihoods. Malnutrition has increased and now 25% of the population in Marsabit is in need of emergency food.
With the rising costs of food and fuel conditions are expected to get even worse with more families eating smaller portions and fewer meals.
Help is needed now for the most vulnerable families in Marsabit County. ERDO is responding with food vouchers so families can buy emergency food. Partially funded by the Canadian government, we need your support today.
7 MonthsOver the next seven months we will be working with hungry families in Kenya, ensuring they have food to survive the hunger crisis.
$1.2 MillionTogether, we are raising $846,000 for these families struggling through this hunger crisis.
Emergency FoodWorking with a local partner, we are providing emergency food through food vouchers. Food vouchers will allow a family to buy food while supporting the local economy.
9,600 PeopleWe will be working with 9,600 vulnerable people in Kenya. These families live in 6 extremely poor areas of Marsabit County.
What can we accomplish in Kenya together?
ERDO is working with the most vulnerable families in six areas of Marsabit County, alongside a local church-based organization. Together, we will meet the needs of 1,600 severely hungry families, approximately 9,600 people over a 7-month period.
Our local partners will be distributing food vouchers, which will be used to buy food from local markets. A food voucher gives the family the flexibility of choice as they invest in local food.
Often when families experience high levels of hunger they resort to selling everything they have, including livestock or valuables. This leaves families further devastated without an income to help them recover. Food vouchers allow families to buy essential food and other items while preserving their source of income, helping them become more resilient as a family.
With your help, we can provide much-needed food assistance to families once a month for seven months to help them through this dry season. By giving families a way to support themselves while stimulating the local economy, we can provide emergency assistance and help communities recover.
Thank you for helping families in urgent need today! Your donation of any amount will save lives today.