Population: 42.1 Million
Total GDP: 42.449 Billion
GDP per person: $1,800
Orphans: 2.3 Million
Latest News from RetailROI Kenya Projects & Trips
"The Hungry Season" – a terrible moniker to describe the months of May through July in many parts of Africa. Recurring drought in the summer and flooding in the rainy season make food scarcity all too common. Now, people in East Africa are facing the worst famine in 60 years. Many are dying in their homes because they are too weak to make the trip to feeding and food distribution centers. Widows and children are among the most vulnerable.
Warm Blankets is on the front lines of this battle against hunger. Strategically positioned throughout East Africa, Warm Blankets has a highly effective network of outposts and church orphan homes. On a normal day, these homes care for hundreds of orphans and widows; but when hunger strikes, they become food distribution centers.
Armed with freight forwarders, trucks, vehicles, and volunteers, highly experienced outpost leaders deliver desperately needed food to the most vulnerable in the starving communities.
A grant from RetailROI (made possible by SuperSaturday sponsorships from Epicor, Oracle, and SAP) has been instrumental in Warm Blankets’ efforts to help the hurting in East Africa. Specifically, this grant paid for the distribution of 2 million life-saving, high-nutrient meals to the starving people of Kenya and surrounding communities.
By sponsoring SuperSaturday, RetailROI’s premier retail and technology research event, Epicor, Oracle, and SAP have joined the battle against hunger. All proceeds from SuperSaturday sponsorships directly benefit organizations dedicated to changing the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world.
Partnering with RetailROI and Warm Blankets, Epicor, Oracle, and SAP continue these organizations’ efforts to intervene in times of crisis and help communities stricken by famine.
Results: $15,000 from RetailROI helped pay for housing, education, clothing, and food for 15 children and 4 caregivers in Cham Kasen, Cambodia for a full year. $1,000 pays for a child for a full year through Warm Blankets.
Warm Blankets restores the lives of orphans in partnership with churches, corporations, organizations and individuals who have a passion to help needy, parentless children. They build and staff orphan homes around the world in countries where international adoption is not available. www.warmblankets.com
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