Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a sovereign state in East Africa. The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya covers 581,309 km2 (224,445 sq mi) and has a population of about 44 million as of July 2012. The country is named after Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa.
Kenya, along with the rest of East Africa, recently suffered a devastating drought that had been mounting from the previous 2 years and a resulting famine that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people in the region. This already poverty stricken region reached a level of devastation not seen in 60 years. In 2012 when the rains finally came, Kenya faced massive flooding as a result of the parched earth’s inability to quickly receive the water.
Baitulmaal in Kenya
Baitulmaal has been on the front lines in Kenya since our inception, and has tirelessly worked to aid the people and the region with as much support as possible on behalf of our generous donors. Baitulmaal has delivered countless boxes of food, general aid, clothing, and meat during the days of Eid benefitting hundreds of thousands these many years. In addition we have dug both shallow and bore-hole wells combined with dispatching water trucks on a regular basis to bring the life-sustaining liquids to desperate and remote villagers who otherwise would have gone without entirely. Our representatives have watched the victims of these disasters die in their very presence, reinforcing both the gravity and importance of the work we do. Please select from the categories below to read more about the work we have been doing and support with a generous contribution today.