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Organizations in Kenya View all
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Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
Causes
Children/Youth, Family, Clean Water
The developing world needs help in getting adequate food, water, and medical aid. These are necessary causes. However, there are over 300 million children walking barefoot in the world, and healthy feet are needed to access water, food, and education. We have found a way to help save a child's ...See More life with well-fitting shoes that make healthier feet possible. Show Less
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Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania
Causes
Children/Youth
People Helping Children helps orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world.
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Kenya
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Health
All of us, together working to reduce the incidence of AIDS by empowering vulnerable communities to develop sustainable interventions. We cultivate local leadership, educate those most at risk, and identify best practices to share around the world.
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Congo (Democratic Republic), Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Causes
Poverty
MPA is a local 501c3 that partners with great grassroots organizations in Africa to help them reach more people faster with creative microfinancing loans, business education, and income-skills building. We empower those living in extreme poverty to lift themselves up with dignity.
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Environment
Kenyaâ's environment is varied, with differing ecosystems throughout the country. Only 8% of Kenyaâ's land is arable due to its arid and semi-arid regions.1 However, a large percentage of the population works in agriculture. Environmental issues include soil erosion, deforestation, water pollution, and desertification.2 Kenya is characterized by drought, especially the severe drought beginning in 2006 which endangered nearly 3.5 million citizensâ' ability to survive.3 Environmental issues are caused by more than mere weather concerns, however. Pesticide use by farmers has corrupted water sources and many unsustainable farming methods threaten the environmentâ's future.4 Deforestation brings about soil erosion, which affects both peopleâ's livelihoods and the habitats of local fauna.5 Animals are also affected by nomadic tribes becoming more stationary, impeding on land they did not ...See More used to stay in.6 Air pollution and water pollution in urban centers are also problematic environmental concerns.7 Show Less

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1 http://www.fsdinternational.org/country/kenya/envissues
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
5http://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/fpp/files/publication/2013/07/draftnationalwildlifeconservation-and-management-policy-2012.pdf
6 http://www.fsdinternational.org/country/kenya/envissues
7 http://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/envpdf/UNSD_UNEP_ECA%20Workshop/Kenya.pdf
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mothers2mothers International
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Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Lesotho
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
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35.00 PWI Foundation
PWI Foundation helps boost the fundraising efforts of nonprofits. All profits for this shirt go to organizations working in the Chad.

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Geography

Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania
Area

Total 580,367 sq km
Land 569,140 sq km
Water 11,227 sq km

Climate

varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior
Natural Resources

limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

recurring drought; flooding during rainy seasons

volcanism: limited volcanic activity; the Barrier (elev. 1,032 m) last erupted in 1921; South Island is the only other historically active volcano limited volcanic activity; the Barrier (elev. 1,032 m) last erupted in 1921; South Island is the only other historically active volcano
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from urban and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; poaching

Demographics

Nationality
Kenyan
Population
44,037,656 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
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Finances

Kenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low. Low infrastructure investment threatens Kenya's long-term position as the largest East African economy. In the key December 2002 elections, Daniel MOI's 24-year-old reign ended, and a new opposition government took on the formidable economic problems facing the nation. After some early progress in rooting out corruption and encouraging donor support, the KIBAKI government was rocked by high-level graft scandals in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, the World Bank and IMF delayed loans pending action by the government on corruption. The international financial ...See More institutions and donors have since resumed lending, despite little action on the government''s part to deal with corruption. Unemployment is very high. The country has experienced chronic budget deficits, inflationary pressures, and sharp currency depreciation - as a result of high food and fuel import prices. The discovery of oil in March 2012 provides an opportunity for Kenya to balance its growing trade deficit if the deposits are found to be commercially viable and Kenya is able to develop a port and pipeline to export its oil. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$77.14 billion (2012 est.); $73.67 billion (2011 est.); $70.58 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

11.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 11% of GDP (2011 est.); 11.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, pork, poultry, eggs
Industries

small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism