Mary’s Meals feeds more than 170,000 children every school day in Kenya

Life in Kenya

Kenya is currently ranked 152 out of 191 countries and territories in the Human Development Index (HDI).  More than a third of the population live below the international poverty line ($2.15 per day).

Kenya is located in East Africa. The landscape varies from flat coastal land on the Indian Ocean, to high mountains and plateaus at the centre. Neighbouring countries include Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Food insecurity is very high in Kenya particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions that make up 80% of the country’s land area. Around 29% of children in rural areas have stunted growth owing to malnutrition. Turkana County, in the north-west, has some of the highest levels of food insecurity and child malnutrition in the country.

Mary's Meals in Kenya

Mary’s Meals has been serving school meals in Kenya since 2005.

We provide meals for children attending ECDEs (Early Childhood Development and Education centres) and primary schools in the semi-arid region of Turkana County in north-western Kenya.

Mary’s Meals Kenya delivers school feeding directly to pre-school and primary school children in Turkana with support from thousands of community volunteers. We also work alongside our long-standing partner the Diocese of Lodwar to deliver our program in hard-to-reach areas. 

Together, we are serving school meals to more than 170,000 children in Kenya.