On 8th September 2021, the president of Kenya declared the drought a national disaster. This follows the failed short rains in October to December 2020 and another failure of adequate long rains between March and May 2021. MCF Ndalani, Vipingo and Turkana campuses are located in semi-arid, arid, and desert regions respectively.
In Turkana, where we have one of our campuses, the typical site is filled with emaciated livestock, caucuses of dead livestock, dried water pans, no grass, no vegetation, and very high temperatures, with no promise of rain any time soon.
The condition in the MCF Turkana area is desperate, and all the children from the neighboring communities are trickling in by their hundreds to MCF Turkana to have lunch. The lunchtime queue is getting longer every new day. As we serve the lunchtime meals, our prayer is always that God will somehow increase the food in the cooking pots that none will have to sleep hungry or be turned away hungry, yet they came with the hope of a meal.
Isaiah 58:10-12 (NLT)
Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. [11] The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. [12] Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.