TBM raises funds to feed Kenyan mothers and children

A pregnant woman carries firewood crosses a dried-out riverbed in Turkana, northern Kenya. (Photo/David O'Hare/Trócaire/CC BY 2.0 via Flickr)

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Texas Baptist Men raised more than $24,000 to provide food for children and their mothers in drought-stricken Kenya.

Earlier this year, TBM received a request from national Woman’s Missionary Union to help supply food to 350 WorldCrafts artisans and their children in Kenya who were experiencing drought and famine. 

WorldCrafts is the fair-trade division of national WMU that aids impoverished women globally by helping them develop sustainable small businesses. 

WMU agreed to pay for 20 tanker trucks filled with water through the organization’s Pure Water Pure Love initiative, but the group needed assistance to provide food.

Artisans at the Yatta Vocational Training Center, created by the Mully Children’s Family nonprofit organization, received about half of the funds TBM raised. 

“Your recent grant of $12,829 toward the drought initiative will provide food and water for over 2,000 children, keep them enrolled in their classes and give them hope as they continue to pray that the rains will come in the next two months,” Craig Steuterman, executive director of Mully Children’s Family USA, wrote to TBM leaders. 

“Please join us in prayer that the gentle rains will soon come and nourish the parched landscape.”

To view a video of the Mully Children’s Family ministry to people affected by the drought in Kenya, click here

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