Drought and Famine Relief
Kenya and the entire Eastern Region of Africa is suffering from the worst drought and famine it has experienced in over 65 years. Kenya’s President Kenyatta has just declared the drought and famine a National Disaster.
Our water situation grows more serious with each passing day, as there appears to be no end in sight for our devastating drought. Large numbers of livestock are dying as grazing pastures become more scarce. Crops wither under the extreme heat and lack of water before they can yield produce. Reports of Kenyans dying from starvation are increasing daily.
Drought and Famine Relief for MCF
Four of our largest MCF projects—Ndalani, Yatta, Vipingo, and Lodwar—are in desperate need of relief from the current drought and famine conditions. The Thika River traverses our Ndalani campus. It is the primary source of irrigation for the Ndalani farming operations and is used by the 700+ children on campus for daily bathing and washing their clothes. It completely dried up in February.
Crop failures are surely eminent, creating real food shortages for MCF because we grow 90% of what the children eat. We will also lose income from the sale of the excess produce, which we use to offset other operational expenses.
Proverb 19:17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.
Pray with us and, if possible, donate to bring drought and famine relief to the many children in our care. Your gift supports our ability to provide the daily meals to children and staff, and it enables emergency intervention with relief food supplies and water to vulnerable families in our communities.