Lamu: The unfolding of a crisis

What started as an ordinary crime to the unsuspecting mind . . . . . . quickly turned into a disaster. A situation was unfolding right in front of us, and in seconds social media went ablaze. I was tracking it all, silently hoping that security personnel would arrive quickly enough to stop the madness. … Continue reading Lamu: The unfolding of a crisis

Heart breaking photos as Kenya drought bites

The food situation in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid areas is bleak. Families in Kenya are facing severe food shortage and livestock deaths due to extreme vegetation deficit. As at February 2017, the percentage of children at risk due to malnutrition increased to 20.1%. The drought which was declared a national disaster in Kenya has been termed … Continue reading Heart breaking photos as Kenya drought bites

Using solar waves to dry fruits in Mpeketoni

About 40 per cent of fruits grown in Mpeketoni, Lamu County’s food basket, go to waste during the peak season due to over production and low prices, reducing incomes of small holder farmers. World Concern through the Government of Kenya’s Njaa Marufuku programme is addressing this challenge using a unique, innovative and inexpensive technology. We facilitated a group … Continue reading Using solar waves to dry fruits in Mpeketoni

Through the eyes of a writer

I am a communicator. I enjoy telling stories. Sometimes I get to stare into the souls of people I talk to, when they let me; and each time I revisit a community, our connections rekindle again, no matter our language barriers. Visiting Lamu again this time, brought a mixture of anger and confusion. Anger because Lamu had been … Continue reading Through the eyes of a writer

‘Two minutes saved my life’

After a crisis, life changes in incredible ways. Like I found Lawrence King’ori casually seated inside a police station, something few would do in an ordinary world. But this is no ordinary world. This is Hindi town in Lamu, Kenya. For nights the 60 year old would rather book himself inside the cold gates of … Continue reading ‘Two minutes saved my life’

About World Concern

World Concern is a global relief and development organization working in Kenya and 11 other countries around the world to transform lives of the poor and marginalized. Here in Kenya, we partner with communities in Narok, Garissa and Lamu to transform lives through disaster response and sustainable community development. To do this we fully immerse ourselves … Continue reading About World Concern