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Children/Youth
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It takes a village to prevent AIDS

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Congo (Democratic Republic), Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
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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
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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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Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Uganda, Kenya
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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Kenya News

The Star, Kenya 
With former five-time world cross country champion Paul Tergat having sailed through unposed as the National Olympic Committee of Kenya president, the race for the rest of the positions remain a cut-throat contest ahead of the May 5 elections ... See more..
TheBlaze.com 
Meet the red-haired 'African mum' of western Kenya Ruth Dietz, with the Rainbow Christian Missions staff, founded the Christian-based humanitarian aid organization in 2005. "She understands Kenya, and she has a vision of raising African children to get ... See more..
Daily Nation 
South Africa is among the top five sources of Kenya's foreign direct investment. We have noted, though, that trade between the two nations is in favour of South Africa. A policy to encourage South African firms to invest in other African countries is ... See more..
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NPR 
"I'm in my second week of that right now relaxing at home with my husband," she says when reached by phone at her farm outside Eldoret, Kenya, in the western highlands. "In the afternoon, we take our children to play. My son likes golf. And my daughter ... See more..
TeenVogue.com 
ASOS's latest collection draws from the beauty of Africa, in a project with SOKO Kenya. The London-based retailer celebrates 17 years of business this summer and an integral part of their mission is to give to communities in need. Since 2009 they've ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
Nyanza, Kenya - In parts of Kenya, tradition dictates that a widow is inherited by another man, usually a relative. Before that happens, however, she first has to engage in so-called widow-cleansing rituals which can include a sexual act with another man. See more..
Roanoke Times 
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi, a Kenyan police official said Wednesday. Both opposition and ruling party primaries started on April 13 and have experienced ... See more..
Independent Online 
Treated mosquito nets are vital in the fight against malaria. But the average lifespan of a net is about four years. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya asked Dr Lydiah Kibe to explain how old and torn bed nets are ... See more..
Quartz 
In less than 107 days, Kenya goes to the polls to elect a new president, 47 governors, 290 parliament seats, and 1450 county level seats. But preparations for ... See more..
Daily Nation 
Kenyan journalists covering a press conference in Nairobi. Kenya's press freedom rating stagnated for the past two years, reveals report. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Violation of media freedoms has become commonplace and ... 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