IAFR Kakuma

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


October 19, 2021

The new water kiosk was busy today!
I have waited many years for this day!

I just put my head under the refreshing clean water pouring out of a borehole four miles away from this water kiosk (dispensary).

IAFR has spent the last eight years working on this water project together with our implementing partner, National Council of Churches Kenya (NCCK). The semi desert here in Kakuma, Kenya, doesn’t make projects like this easy.

But the borehole we finally drilled turned out to produce nearly twice as much water as most in the region - and the quality of the water is excellent! I thank God as many people will finally have access to safe drinking water.

I learned that by putting a water kiosk in this place, a school is likely to follow. The water project is going to have a ripple effect that will change many lives for the better.

I am thankful to our IAFR partners who made it all possible through their generosity!

I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.” -Jesus

- Tom Albinson

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About IAFR in Kakuma

IAFR has been serving people in Kakuma refugee camp since 2010. 250,000 people (mostly women and children) have found temporary refuge here from war, persecution and gross violations of human rights.

We visit Kakuma 2 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.

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