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24 July 2013

Peter Mumo, 25, who hails from the drought-prone eastern Kenyan district of Makueni, had his life transformed by WFP’s school meals while in the 4th grade. Free to study without hunger pangs, Peter and his classmates excelled. He graduated with a degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Moi University in Kenya and currently works as a product development manager in Nairobi.  In this first person account of his life before and after WFP school meals, Peter tells the story of his triumph against hunger.

Cash and Vouchers
13 December 2012

Through an innovative cash transfer scheme, WFP is using mobile phones to transfer money in a fast and timely way to those needing assistance in Kenya.

Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs
31 July 2012

Jacob fled his home in South Sudan as a child and ended up in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. In the camp he remembers receiving WFP food assistance and realised its importance. He is now living in Canada, where he has established a charity through which he hopes to build schools in his native land.

HIV/AIDS, Purchase for Progress
16 July 2012

In Kenya, Purchase for Progress helps farmers living with HIV/AIDS sell their harvest to the World Food Programme.

P4P Stories from the field, Capacity Building, Purchase for Progress
27 May 2012

In Kenya, Purchase for Progress began as a pilot project in 2009. WFP aims to work with approximately 10,000 farmers by the end of 2013.
 

Coping Strategies, Cash and Vouchers, Crop Production, Livelihoods, Droughts
23 May 2012

WFP is working with communities on a variety of asset-creation projects - rainwater harvesting for human and livestock use, soil and water conservation, rehabilitation of degraded land and the production of drought-tolerant crops. These assets and the development of related skills enable communities to improve their resilience and increase food sufficiency.

Focus on Women
18 March 2012

Meet Molly! She’s 13 and she lives in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s one of the 20 million children around the world who get a nourishing meal at school thanks to WFP. School meals are helping millions of adolescent girls like Molly develop the physical and mental strength they need to pull themselves out of hunger and poverty.

Focus on Women
7 March 2012

Namuding, a young mother in the drought-hit Turkana region of northern Kenya, is fighting off malnutrition thanks to a nutrition programme supported by the EU. Last year’s drought in the Horn of Africa left many communities weakened, making women and children especially vulnerable.

School Meals
16 January 2012

What’s it like to grow up in the slums of Nairobi? In Spring 2011, WFP gave a small video camera to a 12-year-old girl named Molly and asked her to record scenes from her daily life. Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing more of her videos which offer a window into one of the poorest places on earth. Welcome to Molly's World.

Emergencies, Logistics
5 November 2011

Communications Analyst, Mariko Hall, was in Nairobi recently as part of the flood of humanitarian workers arriving in the Horn of Africa to help with the hunger crisis. She was with WFP's crack emergency telecoms team FITTEST, which is always brought in to get vital communications systems in place fast. Sitting in a guest house where there's no power, she explains some of the challenges of setting up a COMCEN (Communications Centre) in emergency environments.