Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya is home to about 100,000 refugees, all of whom have been forced from their homes in neighboring areas because of armed violence or natural disasters. It’s a place filled with struggles; but it’s also full of hope.
The camp is managed by The Lutheran World Federation and supported by your gifts to ELCA World Hunger. Together, we’ve opened the doors of more than 20 schools at Kakuma, providing basic education and meals to 15,000 school children every day.
More importantly, though, the programs at Kakuma bring hope for a brighter future.
“What I want in my life is just to live with my family in peace in a secure place,” says Diadem, a young woman who has been living in Kakuma after being displaced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “I know that I’m secure, and I’ll know that no matter what, I’ll just live happily.”
Your gifts to ELCA World Hunger help make this work possible – providing opportunities to many who would otherwise be uncertain about where they would get their next meal or where they would sleep at night.
Says Rayika, an Ethiopian refugee living in Kakuma, “When we do have hope that tomorrow will come and that tomorrow will come with a new change within itself, a new place to build you up, then that gives you hope to carry on.”
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Photo credit: LWF Kenya/Djibouti Program