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Mary’s Meals feeds more than 170,000 children every school day in Kenya

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Where we work

Life in Kenya

Kenya is currently ranked 152 out of 191 countries and territories in the Human Development Index (HDI).  More than a third of the population live below the international poverty line ($2.15 per day).

Kenya is located in East Africa. The landscape varies from flat coastal land on the Indian Ocean, to high mountains and plateaus at the center. Neighboring countries include Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Turkana in north-western Kenya has some of the highest levels of food insecurity and child malnutrition. This is largely due to the arid and semi-arid nature of the land, which accounts for more than 80% of the country’s total land mass. Around 29% of children in rural areas have stunted growth owing to malnutrition.

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Mary's Meals in Kenya

Mary’s Meals has been serving school meals in Kenya since 2005.

We provide meals for children attending ECDEs (Early Childhood Development and Education centers) and primary schools in the semi-arid region of Turkana County in north-western Kenya.

Mary’s Meals Kenya delivers school feeding directly to pre-school and primary school children in Turkana with support from thousands of community volunteers. We also work alongside our long-standing partner the Diocese of Lodwar to deliver our program in hard-to-reach areas. 

Together, we are serving school meals to more than 170,000 children in Kenya.

When did we start working in Kenya?

Mary’s Meals has been serving school meals in Kenya since 2005

How many children do we feed in Kenya?

We are currently reaching more than 170,000 children in Kenya

What meal do we provide?

Maize and beans

Where are we based/where do we operate?

We deliver school feeding programs in schools in the city of Eldoret and Kisii County, as well as in ECDs in the region of Turkana in north-western Kenya

What is the capital of Kenya?

Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi

What language(s) are spoken in Kenya?

Kenya’s two official languages are English and Swahili

What currency is used in Kenya?

Kenyan Shilling (KES Sh)

What is the population of Kenya?

The population of Kenya is 54,555,000