Climate change is having a growing impact on the African continent, hitting the most vulnerable hardest, and contributing to food insecurity, population displacement and stress on water resources, according to the “State of the Climate 2020” report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). At AE we have reported on the impact of locust plagues in Ethiopia and devastating floods and their impact on those we reach out to.
Within the urban slum areas which form a part of our outreach areas in Kenya, Uganda and other Sub-Saharan areas, choked gutters and drains transfers bacteria, viruses and parasites that lead to disproportionately high levels of child mortality and illness. The impact overflows into significant social issues impacting education, work, rates of depression, suicide and unrest.
With your support, AE continues to build drainage systems, latrines, sanitation equipment and information to help kids into schools, reduce illness and create a way forward for better conditions and social opportunity. In partnership with the church, we demonstrate the love of Christ through practical measures that help transform the physical and spiritual well being of populations vulnerable to catastrophic climate events.
Since the inception of our work in Kibera and Korogocho slums in Nairobi, African Enterprise Kenya has progressively worked with slum residents and relevant local government officials, schools and community groups to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions in these areas. We give thanks to all those who continue to participate in the urgent work of protecting these communities and giving new generations a chance to live free of poverty, disease and in the love of Christ.
For every adverse weather event, the situation for slum communities deteriorates, however with your prayers and support, we will save lives and build safer healthier communities in the name of Jesus. For more information or to support AE’s work to combat the effects of severe climate conditions, please visit our website or contact our office.