World Vision Hong Kong in Kenya (2015)

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Situated in East Africa, Kenya is one of the better-developed countries in the region with more advanced agricultural and industrial sectors. Still, above 40% of its population lives on less than HK$10 a day. Prolonged droughts in northern Kenya have resulted in failed harvest and increased risk of food shortage.

In 1974, World Vision began operations in Kenya to respond to the country-wide severe drought and famine. Since its response, World Vision has launched Area Development Programmes (ADPs) through Child Sponsorship to help struggling communities. Today, there are 56 ADPs in Kenya.

In 2015, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$38.18 million to support 5 ADPs and 8 other projects in Kenya, benefiting over 320,000 people.

2015 Work Highlights

Area Development Programme

Education

  • Partnered with government and constructed 12 Early Childhood Development classrooms for improved learning environment
  • Offered tuition subsidies for 1,000 orphans and most vulnerable children in primary and secondary schools
Healthcare
  • Immunised about 5,630 children; over 3,620 pregnant mothers received iron and folate supplements
  • Provided HIV virus tests and counselling for 1,580 students in 15 secondary schools
  • Trained 300 health club members across 10 schools on hygiene promotion
Funding (HK$): 31,040,000; No. of Beneficiaries: 264,320

Livelihood & Economic Development Project

  • Educated 8 Farmers Groups to plant sweet potatoes and cassava to diversify their crops while improving food nutrition for their children
  • Provided collective marketing training to sweet potato and banana farmers, increasing the number of farmers from 30 to over 200
Funding (HK$): 1,780,000; No. of Beneficiaries: 11,590

Nutrition Project

  • Screened 8,050 children for nutritional status; referred 322 of them for further intervention and 380 others to feeding programmes
  • Trained 160 community health workers
Funding (HK$): 4,020,000; No. of Beneficiaries: 7,180

Education Project

  • Constructed 3 classrooms and provided desks and chairs
  • Subsidised school fees for 150 most vulnerable children to equip them with knowledge to protect themselves from abuse and violence
Funding (HK$): 1,200,000; No. of Beneficiaries: 310

East Pokot Emergency Nutrition Response Project

  • A total of 1,030 children under five were screened for malnutrition; 136 of them were referred for further treatment, and 350 children received vitamin A supplements
Funding (HK$): 140,000; No. of Beneficiaries: 38,030

Total Funding (HK$): 38,180,000; Total No. of Beneficiaries: 321,430

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