Dear Kenya Works friends,
While the number of positive COVID-19 cases is relatively low in Kenya at this time (465 as of 5/3), the uncertainty and dire circumstances remain high. Plans to reopen the country remain a distant goal as the most vulnerable people struggle to meet the basic needs for themselves and their families.
I am happy to report that Kenya Works has successfully responded to the increased need for food in our programs, reaching students and their families during the school shut down. Over the past month, we have grown feeding efforts by more than 30 percent ensuring none of the children in our programs are going hungry as we respond to changing needs on the ground in response to the COVID-19 threat. Thank you for your support and for making this possible! Click on the below video to hear more directly from the field.
Our quick and nimble response speaks to our strong Kenya Works network, footprint and outreach, which spans the globe and reinforces the power of connection, the power of community and the power of hope. We are grateful for your support of our mission to care for those most vulnerable, especially during this crisis. If you don’t already, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more stories of impact and reach! You can also find past issues of our email news here.
Kenya's shutdown has had a significant effect on Kenyans ability to feed their families. Kenya Works is on the ground helping Kenya’s most vulnerable families survive this crisis. Our school-based feeding programs continue despite school closures and are adapting to the unique needs of the communities we serve.
Last week, 153 of our secondary scholars who are home from the school received food distributions to sustain and nourish during this pandemic. With your help, we can continue our rapid response to changing needs.
Tomorrow the world celebrates #GivingTuesdayNow. Check-in with Kenya Works onFacebookandInstagramfor 5 easy ways to create #GlobalUnity! We are teaming up with the children in our rescue center at Miale ya Tumaini throughout the week with activities we can do together with our families to connect children across the globe in solidarity and empowerment to fight COVID-19.