IAFR Kakuma

Field notes, stories, perspectives and updates related to our ministry in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

IDP Poultry Business

March 7, 2018

IDP women break into songs of thanksgiving to God

I checked in on the poultry co-op business that IAFR helped grow to 1000 chickens last year. A handful of the 25 women that run the business were there to greet me and burst into spontaneous songs of thanksgiving to God for his provision through IAFR.

Checking up on their 1000 chickens

One of the women told me that they are now able to send their children to school and buy the supplies and clothing that they need.

The women are part of a group of over 2000 IDP that fled to Kakuma for safety during post election violence in Kenya in 2007/2008. They are among the most vulnerable people in the country.

By investing in this business initiative, we are helping them survive and recover from forced displacement.

The chicken coop that IAFR funded for the IDP women’s chicken business – soon to be filled with layers. They have the only local egg business within 100s of kilometres.

-Tom Albinson

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About IAFR in Kakuma

IAFR has been serving people in Kakuma refugee camp since 2010. About 195,000 people (mostly women and children) have found temporary refuge here from war, persecution and gross violations of human rights.

We visit Kakuma 2-3 times annually, during which time this blog is most active.

Visit the Kakuma page on the IAFR.org website to learn more!

Our Partners

We partner with United Refugee and Host Churches (URHC) - a refugee initiated association of over 160 churches from within the camp and surrounding host community.

We also partner with National Council of Churches Kenya (NCCK), an exceptional humanitarian agency.

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