About Kenya

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135455238Capital: Nairobi

Area: 582 650 км²

Population: 44 037 656

Date of the independence: December 12, 1963

Languages: Swahili and English

Religion: Protestants 45%, Catholics 33%, Muslims 10%, local cults 10%, other 2%

DIFFICULTIES OF KENYA:

  • The country is in the group of nations that have a very low quality of life.
  • 56%of population live in absolute poverty, lower than the international poverty level, with an income of less than 1 US dollar per day.
  • The majority of the population live in slums without electricity and water.
  • Children sleep on the floor.
  • Families have very poor nutrition. They eat once a day in the evening, generally the local dish from maize flour called ugali, and kale. For breakfast and lunch, they may drink tea.
  • There is a high percentage of the population with HIV.
  • Children are sick with malaria several times a year.
  • In Kenya there are about 1000,000 orphans.
  • to estimated census data, about 1.5 million children do not attend school because of poverty.
  • There is a growing amount of child prostitution.


The city of Mombasa and its provinces (Mtwapa, Porini)


DIFFICULTIES, which the inhabitants of this locality encounter:

                                                               1) Poverty, unemployment and lower than subsistence wages,
                                                               2) Alcoholism (mostly from the local brew, changa, made from the palm trees that grow there),
                                                               3) Lack of education (because of the parents’ inability to pay the children’s school fees)
                                                               4) Witchcraft (there is a large number of sorcerers),
                                                               5) Many churches have only a surface Christianity.

BUT THE BIGGEST NEED OF THESE PEOPLE IS TO KNOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!