For generations, little has changed here in Olkinyei. Parents hope for a better future for their children, but they lack the resources and knowledge to make it happen. They’re stuck in a cycle of need.
One of the village’s most significant problems is the lack of clean water, according to World Concern Kenya Country Director Hesbone Kange. “The water is contaminated,” said Kange. “It has worms. It has bacteria in it. People drink it and they get sick.”
Equipping these families to grow, thrive and sustain themselves is the mission of the One Village campaign. You’ll partner with village members as a transformation takes place. It won’t happen overnight – lasting change take time – but you’ll contribute to a healthier, more productive, abundant way of life to Olkinyei. And we’ll make sure you see it happen.
Beginning with food and water, you’ll witness the health of the children improve as they eat a more balanced diet of vegetables and fruit grown in kitchen gardens, and drink clean, fresh water. Together, we’ll train farmers to diversify crops that will withstand drought, and sell their livestock when they’re healthiest for a profit.
As their income increases from these changes, farmers will experience the benefits of depositing their profits into a village banks, financial service associations (FSA), which earn interest. This will enable families to save for the future and pay school fees, at a school much closer to home.
“In all of this, the community takes ownership to resolve big problems,” said Kange. “We have seen this happen in other communities.”
Join us and take part in life being transformed in Olkinyei.