In Kenya, food packs typically contain 24kg of maize, which is a staple food used in many dishes. It also includes 10kg of nutritious beans, peas or lentils and 2L of oil for cooking. In addition to food, vulnerable families also receive clean water, soap and other basic necessities.
Sleep is essential for the mental and physical development of all young children. A simple gift of blankets and mosquito nets will keep them warm and safe from the threat of deadly malaria carrying mosquitoes.
Health stations are often the only nearby source of essential health care for sick children and families. Your gift could help restock a health station with desperately needed medicines, medical supplies, personal protective equipment and other necessities to ensure that children and families have ready access to the care and resources they need to stay healthy.
Imagine having to sleep on a concrete slab or hard dirt floor. That’s the cold reality for far too many children living in poverty. Your gift of a blanket and pillow will help keep a child warm and comfortable.
Handwashing can slow the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19. But children in many communities lack access to clean water or soap for washing. Your gift of a handwashing station could help keep children safe and encourage lifelong, lifesaving habits.
Prevent suffering and save lives. Every two minutes somewhere in the world, a child dies from malaria. Countless more suffer needlessly from this devastating — and preventable — disease.
Sheep are a favourite gift of farming families around the world. That’s because sheep can provide plenty of rich and nutritious milk for children to drink, plus wool which can provide opportunities for families to make blankets.
For many parents, school supplies like pens, pencils and notebooks are unaffordable. Your gift gives a student the essential items they need for a successful year of learning, along with a backpack to carry them in.
The gift of chickens could make a lasting impact for families and children. Raising their own chickens means that families have eggs for nutrition and extra income for other needs like their children’s education and health care. Even the chicken manure is valued as a terrific fertiliser for crops.
Keep nutritious and delicious gardens growing. Your gift of fruit trees and vegetable seeds is needed now more than ever. You’ll help provide a lasting source of nutrition and income for families. This is a tremendous way to keep positive change growing for children in need.
Goats are one of the very best ways to help children and families in need. Your gift could provide fresh milk, yoghurt and more for children. And parents can sell the surplus dairy products for much-needed income.
In the communities where ChildFund works, family finances are often not enough to cover the costs of school fees. Your gift to provide scholarship assistance to a student can help her stay in school and on the path out of poverty.