Fighting Famine in Kenya with Fr. Lance Nadeau, M.M
Early in 2019 the Kenyan government officially recognized what many people already knew: the drought affecting much of the country had become an emergency. In a country of limited resources and great inequality, the number of people facing persistent hunger more than doubled. Today, amid the COVID pandemic, the emergency continues.
Fr. Lance Nadeau, Maryknoll Missioner, spends his time with these truly needy people, who he refers to as “my family, because we are one.” The drought impacts more than half the country, making clean water as scarce as daily bread. More than a quarter million pregnant women, nursing mothers and children are malnourished.
Fr. Lance works with local churches and pastors to distribute food to those most in need. But he’s worried about what can happen when more than 2.7 million people worry about getting enough to eat. “The news I’m getting from around the country is bad news about the availability of food, even in some rural areas. I’ve assisted several parishes in western Kenya to buy food. This coming week, I think I can help a parish in eastern Kenya and another in southwestern Kenya. I also help families here in Nairobi.”
Please help Fr. Nadeau continue his work. Your $30 donation can feed a family for a month. A $400 donation can feed what amounts to a small village for an entire day. Any amount you can afford to give is a blessing that will enable children, older villagers and school employee’s families to experience God’s love and know they are not alone.