CWR Funds Aid Drought Victims in Kenya

Post a Comment » Written on May 11th, 2011     
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KITENGALA, KENYA (May 10, 2011) – Kenyans walked as far as nine miles to receive food and clothing distributed by the Evangelical Covenant Church of Kenya (ECCK) that purchased the goods with funds from Covenant World Relief.

Kenyans are suffering through a severe drought that has forced the roughly 340,000 people living in the northwest region of the country to slaughter much of their livestock. Now the loss of cattle, goats, and camels is threatening their economic stability and increasing their vulnerability to future disasters.

“We were able to reduce the drought suffering by helping with food supplies,” Simon Njoroge, moderator (president) of ECCK, wrote in an email this morning. “We also clothed some community members which included children who desperately needed the support.” Read more…

 

 

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