Kenya

 Development in Kenya continues to face challenges due to corruption, high unemployment, violent unrest, crime and poverty. 

Bright Hope partners with the local, in-country church to meet the basic and spiritual needs of the extreme poor in Kenya and move them toward self-sustainability.

In Kenya, Bright Hope and our Allies are currently doing this amazing work:

8

Churches supported

4

Pastors supported

6

Received job training

16

Jobs created

1,229

Microfinance recipients

152

School scholarships 

235,080

Meals served

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Rural communities as well as city slums experience a lack of clean water and sanitation, and many do not have access to adequate education or economic opportunities.

43.4%

of the population in Kenya is living below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day.

40%

of the population in Kenya is unemployed.

2.6 million

children in Kenya are orphans; 1 million of these children were orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Stories of Hope and Transformation

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Hello, COVID-19. No, we can’t practice “social distancing”

“Social distancing” and “shelter in place” are new terms I’ve added to my vocabulary this year. I’m now in the middle of week three of self-quarantining, socially isolating, or whatever…
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Keeping a Close Watch on COVID-19 and the Extreme Poor

“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.  For he will…
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After a Family Tragedy, She’s Got Her Eye on Biomedical Engineering

I can’t remember exactly why it was decided that I should talk with Grace* on my last trip to Kenya, but I am so glad it happened. There’s always at…
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“Train up a Child…” For Turkana Farmers, the Babies Come Too!

Look at these Turkana, Kenya, farmers go! They’re being trained on how to plant tomato seedlings on our partner farm. The goal is for these farmers to plant their first…
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Pray for Protection for Kenya

On January 5th, al-Shabaab jihadists attacked a military base in Lamu County, on the coast of Kenya. Three Americans were killed, and aircraft and other vehicles were destroyed. The base…
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Give Thanks for… Watermelon

Watermelon is probably not what most of us will find at our Thanksgiving tables this Thursday, but it might be what you’d eat in Kenya this week, and it’s definitely…
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