CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Feeding Program

Higher poverty index has always been witnessed in areas with poor income and low purchasing power. This has been the situation in rural areas around our projects since such areas also experience high HIV/AIDS prevalence, perennial floods, and drought seasons among other challenges.  The death of one or both parents contributes to the breakdown of the family structures and inevitably poverty especially if the deceased parent was the main breadwinner. In this case, many children are left behind with no adequate food to eat hence becoming nutrition deficient in the long run. This then increases their susceptibility to disease and affects their attendance at school since they are also not able to concentrate in class and later on these results in increased cases of dropouts.

CIVS initiated a feeding program at Ahero Resource Center. The program provides daytime meals to more than 100 school going orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) both from the canter’s ECDE and from a neighboring primary School with the overall goal of improving the well-being and school performance of OVC.
The program has proved to help meet basic nutritional needs while keeping children focused in the classroom. Additionally, we have witnessed increased school enrolment rates, reduced absenteeism, and improved food security at the household level.