World Concern’s new campaign matches you with a community for three years. With your support, we will work with the community to accomplish specific goals as they begin to see a better future emerge.
We have heard about the heartache in the village of Olkinyei in Southwest Kenya, a community where the average monthly income is just $5. (Imagine, getting by on just $5 a month!) People go hungry in Olkinyei, and have very little hope for the future.
With you, World Concern will walk alongside families in Olkinyei and help them in significant ways. We envision One Village – Transformed.
We’re focusing on both urgent and long-term needs, areas of life that are essential to progressing beyond mere survival.
Our priorities over these next three years will include:
For $33 a month for three years, you will make a powerful and significant investment in the lives of struggling families.
We cannot do this without you.
A bumpy dirt road leads 200 kilometers from Nairobi, Kenya, to the remote village of Olkinyei. Most of the residents of this Maasai community live on less than $1 a day. As pastoralists, they are familiar with the loss of livestock – their only source of income – to starvation from drought.
The children of Olkinyei survive on a bland, nutrient-deprived diet of corn and milk. On rare occasions, a sick animal is slaughtered for food. People share water sources with animals, leading to sickness and disease.
Just one-third of the village is literate, and only children who are old enough to walk to school make the 13 kilometer trek each day – usually barefoot...
We want you to be a part of the transformation taking place in Olkinyei. It won't happen overnight -- long-term change takes time. But we promise to keep you updated on the life-changing progress you're making in this one village.
Read the latest update, and check back regularly for more photos of the progress.
Be sure to follow our blog for updates from Kenya. Here's one story that illustrates the most urgent need in Olkinyei -- clean water. It's hard to see children suffering like this, but your help is the key to improving lives there in ways that will last into the next generation.
Thank you for taking part in One Village Transformed!
For $33 a month for three years, you will take part in an amazing transformation. We need partners like you to make it happen.
With your ongoing gift, you will receive a quarterly email update about how your gift is changing the lives of individual families.
Our promise to you is that you will see real and lasting impact as lives are saved and transformed.
World Concern is a Christian global relief and development agency whose supporters’ faith compels them to extend opportunity and hope to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty.