Seed and fertilizer help displaced farmers in Kenya


Seed and fertilizer help displaced farmers in Kenya


CRS continues to respond to the post-election crisis in Kenya. Recently, CRS and the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret assisted 1,500 farmers displaced by the violence by providing them with vouchers redeemable for seed and fertilizer—critical aid to avoid food shortages. Johnson Irungu, CRS Kenya agricultural unit manager, spoke with Peter Mwaniki Muchiri from Yamumbi village to learn more about the gradual return to farming. Continue reading

Catholic Relief Services – Clean camps improve health in Kenya

Clean camps improve health in Kenya


CRS continues to respond to the post-election crisis in Kenya. Recently, staff from CRS and the Catholic Diocese of Eldoret trained 18 volunteers to serve as hygiene promoters in camps in the Eldoret area of western Kenya. One volunteer, Milka Nyambura Kariuki, lives with 2,000 other displaced people in the Burnt Forest camp. Here she shares how she is working with other volunteers to teach residents about improving camp sanitation and personal hygiene:

Volunteer hygiene promoter Milka Nyambura Kariuki is helping her fellow residents improve sanitation in the camp they are living in after being displaced by the post-election violence in Kenya. Photo by Gilbert Namwonja/CRS Continue reading