Kenya has an incredible diversity of people and geography. Its more than 40 ethnic groups live across savannas, the Indian Ocean coast, mountain highlands, the Great Rift Valley and lakelands. Vibrant in culture and beauty, Kenya also struggles with droughts and famines.
These poverty-related challenges are why churches in Kenya partner with Compassion. Sponsors help support and encourage Kenyan children living in poverty, ensuring they are known, loved and connected in their local churches through Compassion’s program.
Here are some facts about Kenya to give you a glimpse into the culture of the children who live there.
Kenya Fast Facts
Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), many indigenous languages.
Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania.
Area: 224,080 square miles, more than twice the size of Nevada.