Kenya: Food Response in Informal settlements led by youth

The restrictions and measures taken by the government have adversely affected the communities living in informal settlements in Kenya, in Nairobi County, which has most of the Coronavirus cases. Informal settlements in Nairobi are characterized by congestion and poor infrastructure. Families in poor neighborhoods like Mathare lack proper drainage and sewer systems, fresh piped water as well as the standard 3 meals a day. These conditions persisted before COVID 19 and have further been exacerbated. Footprints for Change, a youth-led organization, partnered up with 4 other youth serving organizations to feed 100 families on a weekly basis in Mathare. Read more…