Hope Foundation BICM works in both rural areas throughout two counties in Kenya: Turkana and Samburu. Access to food and clean drinking water in these regions are limited by financial constraints and factors, such as drought, and lack of rain to help promote agriculture and many other challenges. Turkana dwellers may rely on more expensive and less nutritious food, such as the types available at local markets, or face a long walking distance from their villages to the only market in Lodwar town or a supermarket that stocks corn flour, beans, milk, and other staples.
Most residents and villages within Turkana face food insecurity with limited or no means to access sufficient affordable and nutritious food at any given time, increasing the risk of poor health facing families with children and the elderly.
We implement feeding activities twice a month targeting about 2000 households in Turkana using motorbikes to access remote villages without access to roads. This includes meeting immediate and long-term needs of caregivers and their children in areas of food and nutrition, health and water, Christian teachings through radio stations and livelihoods. In 2022 we reached over 59,600 households with children and elderly who benefited from our monthly feeding program.