Is Kenya Hungry?

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Some Kenyans are Affected by Hunger

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The Struggle of Hunger in Kenya

People in Kenya, like many other African countries, face hunger every day. They often lack the ability to feed themselves, let alone their families, because they cannot grow food due to poor soil and the lack of agricultural tools. Because of this, they are forced to live on what little they can afford to buy at market or beg for scraps off of other people’s plates in order to survive. In this blog post, we will learn more about the struggles of hunger in Kenya and how you can help alleviate it by donating to an organization that focuses on ending hunger around the world.

Kenya struggles with widespread hunger
The problem is not a lack of food, but rather that there is simply not enough food for everyone. In Africa as a whole, one person out of every four struggles with hunger. According to a recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 842 million people are going hungry—which amounts to almost one out of every nine people on Earth.

Kenya, Land of 1,000 Tribes
A Proud Nation, Burdened with Hunger: Although a member of one of Africa’s most prosperous nations, Kenya has been ranked as one of its poorest. Some Kenyans—particularly those who live in rural areas—are unable to afford a meal on a daily basis and face significant health problems because they do not have access to food.

Hunger Has Taken Its Toll on Kenyans
Almost half of all Kenyans are food insecure. It’s hard to imagine that one billion people go to bed hungry each night, but they do. 1 billion people worldwide is a huge number, equal to two-thirds of Africa’s population and two times more than India’s entire population! These individuals live on less than $1.25 a day and struggle to meet their basic needs because they simply don’t have enough food.

Life as a Kenyan Child
In many ways, life is better than it has ever been in Kenya, thanks to health care, education, and other factors. However, there is one area that has improved less—food insecurity. According to some estimates, 1/5th of all children under five are at risk for malnutrition; meaning they don’t get enough calories or nutrients on a daily basis. That is why Nourish The Children exists: To give children who live with hunger a chance at life and freedom from extreme poverty.

Governments Around the World Are Contributing to Hunger In Kenya
After decades of exporting food, Kenya has been forced to import from other countries. The government has focused on European and American interests rather than their own. As a result, millions are going hungry.

How You Can Help End Hunger in Kenya
* In short, there is a global problem and a local solution. Since about 50% of Kenyans live on less than $1.25 per day, many families can’t afford to send their children to school. With your help, we can change that!

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