The biggest drought in decades has affected Kenya and 2.7 million people.
For the current drought disaster, we launched the KenyAid campaign to provide the Kenyans with food and water in the village of Mwandogo as quickly as possible.
Thanks to our KenyAid campaign, there are now two rain catch tanks in the middle of the village. In a first campaign in 2017, we carried out this campaign at the time of the drought to help people with water and food so that they did not have to go hungry and suffer from water shortages. Our donations were only a small drop in the emergency situation, but we have helped them to survive.
Since 2017, new periods of drought have occurred again and again. During the rainy months, heavy rainfall increasingly washes away the new young plants, and natural disasters such as swarms of locusts also ensure that crop yields are minimised. The necessary three harvests per year, which a family in the hinterland needs in order to have sufficient food reserves for the whole year, are therefore no longer possible. The food shortage has greatly increased, so that the need is growing. For this reason, we have so far carried out at least one KeniAID campaign every year to support the villagers until their own new harvest provides them with enough corn and vegetables again. The first two UN sustainability goals are "no poverty - no hunger". Therefore, we consider it important to carry out this acute emergency aid as a basis for all other projects. Corn and beans are purchased from KeniAID and distributed to the villagers of Mwandogo and the surrounding area.
We are glad about every support.