Why we work in Kenya Kenya is a beautiful country with booming tourism and, in some places, great wealth. However, there are areas that also experience great poverty. • More than 75 percent of Kenya’s population live in rural areas. • Only 54 percent of those in rural areas have access to improved water sources. • The literacy rate in Kenya is 78 percent and the average for school attendance is six years. • Twenty-six percent of children aged five to 14 are engaged in child labor. • One out of five children suffer from malnutrition and 35 percent of children are affected by stunting.
POPULATION 47.7 million
CURRENCY Kenyan shilling (KSh)
TIME East Africa Time (GMT/UTC plus three hours)
LANGUAGE English, Swahili, other tribal languages
Our work in Kenya Working alongside Maasai and Kipsigis communities, we’re implementing WE Charity’s five-pillar sustainable development model, WE Villages, with projects including:
OPPORTUNITY 125+ women’s, men’s and youth groups have been established, and over 1,400 artisans supported by WE.
students who we have helped support from elementary school through to high school. WE is now building a WE College to help continue their academic careers.
mobile clinics held each year in the most remote communities.
Kenya offers travelers a beautiful landscape, an array of wonderous wildlife and a cultural experience like no other. On a ME to WE Trip, we’ll also take you and your team beyond the safari and onto the beaten path—the one that’s not walked by tourists, but by the people who call this beautiful country home.
WATER 14 boreholes—half of which are solar —that are currently serving 15 communities, with four more boreholes planned for 2018.
demonstration gardens that have been implemented in schools, along with three community farms in Sikirar, Pimbiniet and Kipsongol.
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