Urgent Prayer Request: Flooding in Mathare Slum 

Kenya – Right now, more than 10,000 families are suffering because of catastrophic flooding in Mathare Valley slums in Nairobi, Kenya. (Read more here.) They desperately need your prayers and God’s intervention to stop the damage and loss of life. 

Natural Disasters Wreak Havoc in Third World Countries

Bright Hope’s church partner in Mathare Valley and the schools they run have been severely affected by flooding. Due to the unprecedented flooding, the Kenyan government ordered that all structures within 100 feet of the main river traveling through the area be demolished.  

Two of the MCO schools endured significant damage. In particular, the boarding home in Kariobangi housing 30 boys and 10 girls lost their sleeping quarters and plumbing. The kids must stay in storage rooms until they find a permanent solution. In addition, many families in Mathare have lost their homes causing school enrolment to drop.     

Many leaders and members of Bright Hope’s partner church in Mathare have lost loved ones and property due to this disaster. Please keep these brothers and sisters in Christ in your prayers during this devastating time. 

Please Pray for Kenya

Families living in the Mathare Valley already struggle with extreme poverty, hunger, and living in cramped housing with poor infrastructure and sanitation. Now, these already struggling families have lost their few possessions, homes, and even loved ones to this disaster.

Please pray for our church partner working in the slums of Mathare Valley. They’ve been struggling with catastrophic flooding that has forced thousands of extremely poor residents to flee. Please ask God to stop the rain, protect the vulnerable and to give His people wisdom to know how to help. 

Malia Rodriguez
Malia Rodriguez

Malia loves serving as a Copywriter for Bright Hope, where she has the privilege to share how God is working among the vulnerable and caring for the extreme poor around the world. As a homeschool mom, Malia strives to develop in her kids compassionate, generous, and caring hearts. Malia and her husband, Matt, live in the Washington, DC area with their son and daughter.