Where we Work
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Kenya is located on the east coast of Africa, sharing borders with Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. It has a diverse landscape, with beaches, highlands containing Africa’s second-largest peak, Mount Kenya, and national parks where vast wildlife roam.
Approximately 80 % of Kenya’s population relies on the agricultural sector to provide for their livelihoods. The effects of climate change are having devastating impacts on crops and livestock.
Women and children in semi-nomadic Maasai and Samburu communities face specific challenges, with regular movement according to the availability of water, pasture, and other resources for livestock. The spread of disease is more likely as people move across the country, with children particularly vulnerable to diarrhoea, measles, malaria and HIV. They are also likely to be far from essential services such as maternal and child health care. This leads to high mortality rates for mothers and infants, and poor health and nutrition for surviving children.
Anglican Overseas Aid has been working with the Anglican Church of Kenya, Mt Kenya West Diocese in its efforts to improve access to health and safety for women and children, increase resilience to the impacts of climate change and diversify the livelihoods of those most marginalised.