Map of Kenya

Population: 39.802m
Life expectancy men: 56.3 years
Life expectancy women: 57.5 years
Infant mortality rate: 5.72%
GNI per capita: 737.3 US$
HDI ranking: 143/187 Low
What are these?

Tearfund works with nine Christian partner organisations in Kenya, ranging from a theological college to the Kenyan Evangelical Alliance, and an Anglican Diocese to the Christian Partnership on AIDS in Kenya. 

We are mobilising churches to meet the needs of their communities – with a particular focus on equipping churches to cope with HIV, maintain environmental sustainability and work for peace and reconciliation after conflict. 

Work to prepare communities for natural disasters is taking place through our partners living in disaster-prone areas, such as the semi-arid regions of northern Kenya, which faced a food crisis in 2009.  Other projects aim to protect children at risk, improve literacy, numeracy and vocational training and create better access to clean water and sanitation. Advocacy work 
focuses on good governance and working towards peace and reconciliation.

As part of Tearfund’s ten-year vision, our work in Kenya aims to transform the lives of 300,000 people by  inspiring 300 churches to reach their communities through integral mission.

Please pray:

Pray for people living in poverty in Kenya. Please pray for our partners as they seek to 
help others and pray for the country of Kenya, for justice, peace, good health and hope for everyone.

More on Kenya

Latest on Kenya on our website.

  • Perhaps surprisingly, Kenya’s second most popular sport is rugby. An offshoot of Life Reformation Centre church, Tearfund partner Sporting Chance International (SCI) aims to improve the lives of people, especially young and needy people. Last week SCI organised a rugby clinic for pupils at a local school.

  • How rugby and Jesus are transforming lives in Kenya

  • In celebration of International Day of Older Persons (1 October), we want to tell you about Lucy, a super 60-year-old from Kenya whose life is going from strength to strength. Pray for our staff and partners bringing amazing transformation to people young and old.

  • Rachael is a 40-year-old widow and lives in Kenya with her family of seven. She has three of her own children, is a guardian of another two, and also looks after her sister’s two children.