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Kenya

Concern in Kenya puts people at the forefront. Our approach focuses on mobilizing citizen participation, empowering communities in increasing income for adults and paving the way for children to access free, quality education.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 44.35 million
  • Population living below $1.25/day: 43.37%
  • Life expectancy: 61.72
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 49
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 73
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 360
  • Literacy rate: 72.2%
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 25.35%

Village community banks have improved savings in hundreds of households and farmers have been supported with training and critical infrastructure such as micro-irrigation, which can improve income by 35 percent.

In Kenya, we focus on fostering community participation to identify program priorities and guide decision-making processes, with our community conversations approach serving as a model of inclusion. In settings as diverse as the Chalbi Desert and Nairobi’s Korogocho slum, Concern has attacked malnutrition with multipronged strategies that leave communities more resilient to future shocks. In 2014, almost 100,000 highly vulnerable children across 18 Nairobi slums benefited from our education programs. Village community banks have improved savings in hundreds of households and farmers have been supported with training and critical infrastructure such as micro-irrigation, which can improve income by 35 percent. Concern also continues to respond to emergencies such as drought, urban hunger, and internal displacement.

Some of our programs

  • Pastoralist Field Schools
  • IDSUE
  • Village Community Banks
  • Community Conversations