Delivered to communities facing acute food insecurity, ARAHA’s food baskets provide a month’s worth of food for an entire family and include maize, sugar, oil, rice, and flour. Additionally, each food basket comes with the utensils necessary for cooking and serving the provided ingredients, since many beneficiaries of the food program are displaced and lack basic necessities. $100 will provide a food basket for a family for a whole month.
Hunger is a serious obstacle to learning. Students who don’t get enough to eat lack focus, earn poorer grades than their well-fed peers and have a harder time staying in school. Daily hunger can impair education and, consequently, an entire life. To combat this, ARAHA has a school lunch program–all children who attend certain schools in the Horn region will be guaranteed a full meal during the course of their school day. This has the triple benefit of alleviating hunger for children living in poverty, ensuring that the students maintain their focus in class, and providing an incentive for children to stay in school for longer periods of time.
When crisis strikes in Kenya, ARAHA mobilizes quickly to give families the support they need to come out strong after such times of upheaval. In a region too often affected by drought, famine, and armed conflict, the resources and services ARAHA provides vary greatly according to the circumstances. Sometimes this entails emergency food baskets, while other times it involves trucking in clean water supplies or providing temporary shelter. Whatever the situation, ARAHA works to sustain families through difficult periods, giving them the opportunity to devise viable resiliency plans for the future. Our general disaster relief fund ensures we are never caught off guard when disaster strikes and that we are able to respond immediately and efficiently wherever we are needed.