Jane Wanjiru has brought her baby son Mark Moses to Mukuru Health Centre, where staff members will take his weight, MUAC and other measurements. Photo: Ed Ram / Concern WorldwideJane Wanjiru has brought her baby son Mark Moses to Mukuru Health Centre, where staff members will take his weight, MUAC and other measurements. Photo: Ed Ram / Concern WorldwideJane Wanjiru has brought her baby son Mark Moses to Mukuru Health Centre, where staff members will take his weight, MUAC and other measurements. Photo: Ed Ram / Concern Worldwide

Concern FAST 2020

November 19th

Concern FAST 2020
November 19th

Could you go without food for one day? By registering for the Concern FAST 2020, you can challenge yourself and join us in supporting the world’s poorest people. 

This year’s FAST takes place on Thursday 19 November.  

Concern FAST 2020

We will use the information provided to process your event registration and offer support and encouragement with your fundraising. We would also love to keep you updated about our work and let you know how you can continue to help changing lives. 

You can update your preferences at any time by contacting us at preferences@concern.net. For further information please see our privacy policy.

How your FAST donations help

Jane Wanjiru has brought her baby son Mark Moses to Mukuru Health Centre. Facility staff Damaris Too and Nutritionist Angela Mtiini assess Mark Moses nutritional level, they take his weight, MUAC and other measurements. Photo: Ed Ram / Concern Worldwide
Jane Wanjiru has brought her baby son Mark Moses to Mukuru Health Centre. Facility staff Damaris Too and Nutritionist Angela Mtiini assess Mark Moses nutritional level, they take his weight, MUAC and other measurements. Photo: Ed Ram / Concern Worldwide

Whether you take part in Concern FAST as an individual or as a group, you will be supporting people like Jane Wanjaru (24) and her young child Mark-Moses.

Jane lived a happy life with her husband and baby, Mark Moses, in Nairobi. They didn’t have a lot, but they both had a steady income and were able to provide a varied diet for their baby. When the global pandemic broke out, the restrictions put in place by the government to help curb the spread of the disease meant they suddenly had no income and were left unable to put food on the table.

Earlier this year, Jane attended a Concern Health Clinic with Mark-Moses for a vaccination. It was there that the Concern team discovered he was acutely malnourished. Mark-Moses was put on a course of therapeutic food and is currently being monitored monthly in the nutrition centre. He is still malnourished and will continue treatment, but as Jane mentions he is a much different baby now to how he was before.

“I don’t lose hope that Concern continues helping us and that God will bless them. We need the support and hope that people continue with that," Jane said.

Mark Moses was able to get the care and treatment he needed at a Concern Health Clinic – but many more children are facing hunger due to the pandemic and they need your help.

When you show your solidarity by going without food for 24hrs, you’ll raise much-needed funds to support Concern’s health programmes. Get your family, friends and community behind you and let’s help those most affected by the global pandemic.

Contact us

Want to know more? Email our FAST team and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

 

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