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Sponsors have helped Kenyan children since 1980, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Kenya to fight poverty.

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Where in the World?

eastern Africa

Popularity Contest

sports: cricket, rally-car racing, soccer, running

foods: chapati bread, yams, ugali (a doughy dish of cornmeal and flour)

celebrations: Mombasa Carnival, Easter Sunday AND Monday, Christmas

Claim to Fame

safaris that draw tourists from all over the world

Wild Residents

mongooses, hyraxes, elephants, lions, giraffes

Poverty Pitfalls

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Common droughts and floods kill many food crops. People can't find or afford clean water. Sponsored children eat nutritious meals and drink clean water at their Compassion centers.
Many kids work at jobs instead of going to school. They learn skills that can help them get better-paying jobs as adults.

Fun Facts

five times the size of Ohio

money: shilling

hosts the International Camel Derby Festival each year with camel races and fun

home to many Maasai people, who are known for their colorful clothing and unique customs

includes part of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake

Stat Snapshot


Kenya 🇰🇪 United States 🇺🇸


57,052,004 339,665,118

People Living in Poverty

32.7% 15.1%


Kiswahili, English, many native languages like Kikuyu

English, Spanish, Chinese, other


Christian 85.5%, Muslim 10.9%, none/other 3.6%

Protestant 46.5%, none/other 26.1%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%

Typical Family Income

$7,608 per year $63,700 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018


Little Leaders, Big Change


My African Neighborhood


Neighborhood Field Guide


What Makes a Family a Family?


Salama’s Family Meal



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Gather Round!

Reverend Mireku, leader of GH 312 - Shiloh Child Development Center, with 296 children, created a way for families to secure and generate an income by raising and selling rabbits in their community. He educates each child and family the basics of rearing rabbits for sale and food. This money is to help secure future and high education for the children. Through the center he teaches the importance of higher education and how to develop the business of selling rabbits. Reverend Mirekyu has also purchased through the center a plot of land in which his goals are to raise livestock and farm to benefit the center and the children.  A child, boy, youth, wearing a blue shirt, smiles as he holds his hand and gives a plant leaf, green food, feeding, taking care of, rearing, raising, rabbits, bunny, farm animal, brown and white bunny in a wooden cage, box, outside, outdoor bunny cage.  The cage is open and there is a lock on the side door.

Creatures Great & Small




A Brave Hero