A little about where we are – Marsabit
Marsabit is in the far Northeastern part of Kenya. It is considered arid land. Here are some facts about where we are serving:
Population – 291,166 in the area Marsabit town population – 60,000 Density per km – 4 Poverty rate – 91.7% Number with secondary education – 8.9% Population with electricity – 7.5% Paved roads – 0%
Immunized – 60% Children born in a health care facility – 17.9% Can read and write – 26.2% Annual rainfall – 0%
The statistics speak for themselves but it doesn’t really tell the whole story of what we see and feel when we are here. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you see the poverty, the lack of water, the hard life of so many here. Women walk for MILES for water and firewood. But, Pastor Hirbo is making a difference here – one child, one school, one village at a time.
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