Life is terribly difficult in Kiang’ombe, located within Thika, Kenya. Nearly a quarter of the population lives on less than $1 per day. Unemployment is staggeringly high, generational poverty is a chronic reality, and disease is rampant.
Years of drought have had a serious impact on the well-being of Kenya’s children, increasing malnutrition rates, morbidity and mortality. Most days, mothers in the community search for work, leaving children alone all day. If lucky, a mom returns home with a dollar or two to cover the basic needs of her family.