May 30, 2018

Kenya

Send a Cow has been working in Kenya since 1996 and has had a huge impact on thousands of the poorest families.

We work in the remote, underdeveloped Western Province of the country – which is a world apart from its better known beaches and safari parks.

Kenya's population has tripled in the last 35 years putting pressure on the country's resources and leaving its youth particularly vulnerable. The impact of climate change is having a devastating effect on farmers in Kenya. Unpredictable rains and droughts are damaging crop cycles and pushing the price of food up. Insect pests and parasitic weeds also have a damaging effect on crop yields.

More than three quarters of the population live in rural areas, relying on agriculture for food and income. But, the unpredictable climate means families are going without food, with many slipping deeper into poverty. Although 42 million people work in agriculture, only 10% of the land is arable.

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"In my journey with Send a Cow I am mostly proud of being self-reliant. For this I thank God, because I beg no more; hardly do I leave my home; I eat any food of my choice; I use clean energy for lighting my home; my home hygiene an sanitation has improved; I have good, valuable skills; I am respected in the community and my children are healthy and attend school."
Ruth Wealth Creation Project, Kenya

Our Impact

60% of people are now food secure, a huge increase from just 6%
Almost 90% of women now say they are involved in decision making, and incredible increase from just 36%.
The number of people hopeful for the future has almosts doubled to 99%