Where we work
AAHRED works among Kenyan communities. In north-western Kenya in particular, Uasin Gishu, Trans-nzoia ,Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, West Pokot and Turkana Counties with a combined population of about five million (5,000,000) people. About 50% of this population is facing dire shortage of water that primarily traps them in a cycle of poverty, lack of education, malnutrition and diseases. A direct result of the situation is ignorance that frequently erupts in internecine fighting for the scare water sources.
Water-borne diseases such as malaria, intestinal worms (Schistosomiasis), dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, diarrhea, eye infections and skin diseases, not to mention hunger and starvation have all contributed significantly to ill-health among these communities.
The water crisis and climate change contributes largely to negative ripple effects across these counties which has a knock-over effect on agriculture and livestock herding, farming, forest cover, water ecosystems leading to loss in livelihoods. Frequent and prolonged droughts and diminishing water resources, floods/flash floods and landslides, environmental degradation and habitat destruction, resurgence of pests and diseases, loss of biodiversity and severe famine and hunger is prevalent in these areas.