Community-based programs strengthening food and nutrition security in Kenya
Food and nutrition security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
SANGO-Kenya works with the most vulnerable to develop community-based and supported programs that will strengthen the resilience of food and nutrition insecure individuals, households, and communities. SANGO-Kenya has grown out of food and nutrition insecurity research conducted by co-founder Dr. Constance Gewa, a nutritionist with a background in agriculture and public health. Originally from Kisumu County, Dr. Gewa has relationships with community members and local leaders and has worked with them throughout. The research and program designs are rooted in the needs expressed by the community members themselves.
COVID-19 and SANGO-Kenya
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to monitor the health and safety of the SANGO-Kenya families and assess the impact on food and nutrition security. Kenya’s rural villages are experiencing a decrease in food availability, an increase in prices, and a reduction in income due to lost jobs. Our work is more important than ever and we will redouble our efforts to pursue innovative ways to fulfill our mission. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to keeping you updated in the months to come.
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