Relief for Kenya Flooding

Post a Comment » Written on August 12th, 2013     
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Several hundred families are looking for relief from flooding in Kenya. Funding from Covenant World Relief helped provide food (maize and beans), mosquito nets, and vehicles for transport of people and goods (two trucks and one car). Kitengela church members in Kenya, 80% of whom are Congolese refugees, donated clothes for relief. SAM_3209Only two years ago, many of these church members were receiving clothes from a clothing drive; now they are able to give back to those who are in greater need than themselves.

Local leadership spoke to their communities about disaster preparedness for any future flooding encounters.

Bridges have been swept away but the government expects to repair the damage. Crops are in ruins, submerged in water. The lack of harvest will surely impact the availability of food in the region.

An estimated 10,000 were left homeless after the floods; six people died, one a child, and many livestock were lost. The flooding also exposes many more to water borne diseases. The Evangelical Covenant Church of Kenya has been working to facilitate clean water access in many communities.

Covenant World Relief is partnering with many projects in Kenya. To read about the Kenya water project, click here. For more information about education for Congolese refugees in Kenya, click here. To view the Kenya Women’s Agricultural Development project, click here.

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