Children who are hungry and malnourished are in great need of the nutritious food provided by our project for their growth and development. However, they also need an education in order to break the cycle of extreme poverty. Some of our donors have offered to increase their contributions so that the poorest families in the GHP “Feed Hungry Children in Kenya” project can afford school fees and uniforms for their school-age children. The cost of an education for these children varies depending on the school they attend and the grade level. The additional donation is a valuable investment in their future.
There is a nation-wide nurses strike in Kenya that has not been settled as of the date of this report. Despite the strike, the Kenyan nurses who work with our GHP project conducted successful outreach clinics so that the poorest in remote villages continue to receive care and food supplements. Since our last report (April, May, and June), 334 children were seen and their nutrition status assessed in these clinics, and 23 of these young children were treated for malnutrition through the therapeutic feeding program. Immunizations and treatment for worms were also given to the children. In addition to the therapeutic feeding for malnourished children, 24 families are enrolled in the GHP program of feeding the poorest and receive a monthly food ration, plus the support needed for their children to stay in school.
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