Kenya Country Fund

Contributions to the Kenya Country Fund will support Volunteer Community projects in Kenya. The scope of projects to be funded would likely fall within education, water/sanitation, and community health. Two-thirds of Kenyans live in poverty below $3.20 per day and there is a large gap between the rich and poor. Approximately 70 percent of Kenyan families are chronically vulnerable due to poor nutrition, food insecurity, and preventable disease. Moreover, 32 percent of 15-24 year olds have not completed primary school. Peace Corps Volunteers work in education and health in rural communities in Kenya where they share technical expertise, build local capacity, and promote cross-cultural exchange between the US and Kenya. Community Health Volunteers focus their work on reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS by adopting healthy behaviors and practices to decrease its spread, decreasing the incidence of water borne infectious diseases through clean water promotion, sanitation and hygiene programs, and decreasing malnutrition through development of school and kitchen gardens. Education Volunteers integrate gender equity, hygiene, and HIV content into their teaching of science, technology and math at the secondary level, and the teaching of deaf students at the primary level. Peace Corps’ return of Volunteers to Kenya in 2021 demonstrates the confidence and friendship that the US Government has with the Kenyan people and their government. In addressing community needs, Peace Corps Volunteers work hand-in-hand with their Kenyan community counterparts in engaging the community to identify their priority needs and possible interventions. The community also identifies local resources and gaps within which external assistance is required.

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