Mercy-USA | Kenya

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Nutrition and Health Improvement for Mothers and Children in Kenya

Still reeling from a severe drought that devastated the Horn of Africa in 2011 pregnant or nursing women and children are suffering from moderate to severe malnourishment in many parts of Kenya. Mercy-USA for Aid and Development runs 45 outpatient sites and 5 inpatient locations to treat malnourished children in Garissa County with funding support from the […]

Water and Sanitation for Health in Kenya

Diarrhea is widespread in rural Kenya, where 43% of the population gets their drinking water from nearby springs that are often contaminated by the lack of hygiene stations and adequate latrines. According to UNICEF, more than 250,000 children under the age of five die from diarrheal diseases in Africa each year. Mercy-USA, with grant funding […]

Accomplishments in Kenya

Feeding Vulnerable School Children in Kenya Poverty is the first enemy of a solid education. According to UNICEF’s World Hunger Series 2006 Report, “In 2000, an estimated 100 million school-age children around the world were not enrolled in school (UIS 2003). In many countries, especially in Africa, more than 30%, or even 50% percent of […]