World Vision Hong Kong in Kenya (2019)

World Vision Hong Kong in Kenya (2019)

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Over the past decade, Kenya has seen sustained economic growth and social development following reforms in various spheres, such as its education and health sectors. However, it is still facing a series of challenges that includes poverty, climate change and inequality. The future is full of possibilities for Kenya, but much of that will depend on how challenges are further addressed to improve the lives of its citizens.

World Vision first started its work in Kenya in 1974, following widespread drought and famine in the country. Child Sponsorship there began in 1978 and has gone on to reach hundreds of thousands of children. Currently, World Vision has 42 Area Development Programmes across 37 counties, impacting the lives of over a million children and their families through various interventions.

In 2019, World Vision Hong Kong contributed approximately HK$35.18 million to support 5 ADPs and 7 other projects in Kenya, benefiting over 362,000 people.

2019 Work Highlights

Area Development Programmes (ADP)

World Vision Hong Kong supported 5 ADPs to improve the livelihoods of children and their families, and encouraged their active participation in the process of building a sustainable community.

Education

  • Provided quality early childhood education for more than 20,270 children.
  • Enabled over 3,500 students to attain the required competencies to enrol in primary schools.

Livelihoods

  • Promoted the habit of saving and enabled families to enjoy an increased income and improvement in aspects such as nutrition, shelter, education and health, benefitting about 31,390 people.
  • Provided access to adequate and better-quality food for 30,500 children through improved production and management of diversified foods.

Child Protection

  • Educated about 1,650 parents, caregivers and community members on child protection issues.
  • Helped about 8,260 children obtain birth registration and recognition by the state, ensuring that their legal rights are protected.

WASH

  • Enabled about 15,680 people, including nearly 1,490 children to gain access to safe water supply in their communities, schools and health facilities.
  • Educated over 17,250 people through hygiene behaviour change training and campaigns.

Health

  • Supported 2,470 people from far-to-reach areas with integrated outreach medical services.

Funding (HK$): $29,305,950; No. of Beneficiaries: 273,890

Integrated Livelihoods and Economic Development

  • Provided training on sustainable agricultural techniques and approaches for about 2,760 farmers.
  • Trained 690 farmers to become engaged in local value chains such as the production of dry cassava chips, pineapples, honey, goats and poultry.

Funding (HK$): $1,125,060; No. of Beneficiaries: 7,720

Drought Responses

  • Provided access to clean water to over 14,000 community members.
  • Trained over 1,660 farmers on various integrated production systems and modern agricultural technologies, while also providing 1,260 farmers with assorted seeds, fruit seedlings and tools for crop production.

Funding (HK$): $4,658,520; No. of Beneficiaries: 55,030

Food Assistance Projects

  • Collaborated with World Food Programme to distribute assorted food commodities to refugees and community members affected by drought.
  • Provided training for refugees to enhance saving and entrepreneurial skills, enabling them to become self-sustainable.

Funding (HK$): $93,080; No. of Beneficiaries: 25,760

Total Funding (HK$): 35,182,610; Total No. of Beneficiaries: 362,400



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