We work with local communities across Kenya to bring food to vulnerable children in some of the country's most challenging areas.

We have been providing Mary’s Meals in Kenya since 2005. We operate our school feeding programmes in Eldoret and Kisii County, as well as in ECDs (Early Childhood Development centres) in the county of Turkana in north-west Kenya.

In the Turkana regions, we work with our partner alongside Caritas Lodwar, an organisation with more than 50 years’ experience of supporting communities in the area. Our programme has had a significant, positive impact on reducing malnutrition among these highly vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities.


Life in Kenya

Turkana County has some of the highest levels of food insecurity and child malnutrition in Kenya.

More than 80% of Kenya’s total land mass is arid and semi-arid. These conditions are particularly prevalent in Turkana County.

The landscape is vast, and schools are few and far between, making attending school very difficult. 

Mary's Meals in Kenya

We are currently feeding over 139,000 children in 765 schools across the country.

We feed children between the ages of 3 and 18.

A typical school meal is maize served with beans and fortified oil.

Did you know?

8.5% of children in Kenya are engaged 
in child labour (as 
much as 30% in areas 
like Turkana).

29% of children in 
rural areas have 
stunted growth because of malnutrition.

36% of the population lives below the International Poverty Line
of $1.90 per day.