Hunger. Drought. Disease. Sadly, these are constants in the lives of people in the western region of Kenya where WiRED International provides health training programs.

This year, food shortage is much worse than ever, as the most severe drought in 40 years has dried up crops, and the war in Ukraine has halted vital shipments of grain. (Ninety percent of Kenya’s wheat came from Ukraine.) Also, food prices and inflation are soaring. According to a recent report by Oxfam and Save the Children, more than 23 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are experiencing extreme starvation — up from over 10 million last year.

Each year, WiRED helps raise funds to support the purchase of groceries for people in the western part of Kenya. We call it the Sister Bernadette Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund, where all money collected goes directly to purchase food — with zero spent on administration or on anything else.

The webpage and video buttons below provide more detail about this year’s special fundraising effort and the fund itself and present compelling stories on how WiRED support has made a difference to Kenyan families in the past. Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn about the pressing need among the poor in Kenya and about how to help us address it.

Thank you!

Sharing

Related Posts

Thanksgiving Message from WiRED International

WiRED International’s board and volunteers wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. This American holiday is about sharing, and this year that must include the sharing of programs and resources to promote good health and to prevent and treat illness.

Sharing

The Sister Bernadette Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund

As we approach the holidays, people in the western region of Kenya, where WiRED International serves, continue to face hunger as the regional drought and the war in Ukraine make food more expensive. WiRED’s Sister Bernadette Sunshine-Mitzvah Fund

Sharing

WiRED-Armenia Conducts Online Thyroid Diseases Training

On October 30, 2022 WiRED-Armenia volunteer Narine Baghdoyan conducted an online training for women in the Nerkin Khndzoresk community in southeastern Armenia on the topic of thyroid diseases, using WiRED’s Thyroid Diseases module.

Sharing