In 2012, Healing Hands International, Caring for Kenya, and Meals from the Heartland partnered together to bring a 40-foot container of 265,000 pre-packaged meals to Kenya. The 200 men, women, and children of the Maasai Tribe at Lakipia in Northern Kenya have received some of this food aid during the current drought and famine conditions. Mary Ntipison, mother of 6 children, said the food came during the dry season at a time when they had hardly any food. She said with no rain and little food, the meals were a great help in improving the nutrition and health of her children.
Christine Saoli, mother of 5 children, said the poverty level is high and she appreciated the food aid. She also said the survival gardening workshops and drip irrigation techniques that HHI's Ebenzer Udofia has taught them is helping them with raising their own food. Her husband, Joseph Ole Saoli, a graduate of Nairobi Great Commission School, said, "For what you have done for me, my family, and my village, I thank you and thank God."
To learn more about HHI's work with the Maasai Tribe at Lakipia, read Carl Burkybile's full report.