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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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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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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
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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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Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Lesotho
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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PWI Foundation helps boost the fundraising efforts of nonprofits. All profits for this shirt go to organizations working in the Chad.

Kenya News

BBC News 
A senior member of Kenya's electoral commission (IEBC) has resigned, saying the country is unable to hold credible elections next week. Roselyn Akombe said the IEBC was under political "siege", unable to reach consensus or take any decisions. Now in ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
On October 26, Kenya is supposed to head to the polls for the second time this year. The results of an earlier election on August 8 were nullified by Kenya's Supreme Court after allegations of widespread irregularities in the electronic transmission of ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Kenya is gripped by tension after the opposition candidate Raila Odinga pulled out of a re-run vote. A senior electoral official has resigned. Will the election still take place? We break the developments down. Hate crimes are on the rise in the UK ... See more..
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The Observer 
Uganda and Kenya are bickering over white rhinos that were evacuated from the country during former president Idi Amin's reign. According to John Makombo, the director for conservation at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), four white rhinos were taken to ... See more..
Eyewitness News 
NAIROBI - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week's presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday. Odinga was due to face President Uhuru Kenyatta on 26 ... See more..
Daily Nation 
The Head of State quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14, asking Kenyans to take up the offer by God to go “humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways” after which, the verse says, the Lord “will hear from heaven, and forgive ... See more..
Citizen TV (press release) 
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed on Tuesday announced that Kenya had sent two planes carrying 11 tonnes of assorted medicines to Mogadishu, Somalia following Saturday's bomb attack that killed over 300 and injured many others. See more..
Daily Nation 
“The 15-member Gujarat Chamber delegation led by their president Mr Abrar Saeed Sheikh will be in Kenya for three days, they will have roundtable business discussions with potential investors in the country as they scout for trade deals in agribusiness ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Kenya's Supreme Court last month overturned President Uhuru Kenyatta's win in an Aug. 8 election, after finding the vote wasn't conducted in line with the constitution. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga, who has demanded changes at the electoral ... See more..
The Standard 
He declared his unwavering support for Raila and called on Kenyans to support him. NASA leader reiterated that all the weapons that were found in Wanjigi's home were all licensed and police tried to harass the businessman and his family. “This home was ... See more..
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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
Religions

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