Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee, Registered Company Number: 39647, Registered Revenue Number: CHY 5745,
Registered Charity Number: 20009090, Registered in Ireland,
Registered address is 52 – 55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 1 417 7700
Nairobi malnutrition appeal
Right now, over 54,000 children under five in Nairobi are acutely malnourished. Will you help save a child's life today?
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From rural drought to the horror of the slums
Jacqueline fled to Nairobi to escape devastating droughts in her rural home of Kitui.
Like thousands of others, she was forced to migrate to the city in search of a better chance of survival. But the huge influx to the city means that poverty and unemployment are rife, forcing over half the population of Nairobi to live in over-crowded, squalid slums. With most surviving on just one meal a day, families simply don’t have enough to eat.
Never enough food
Since her two daughters were born, Jacqueline has only been able to find casual work, like washing clothes, with no reliable income. Nowhere near enough to feed herself and two growing girls.
At 18 month's old, her youngest daughter Faith, was too weak to crawl or walk. She cried constantly. Life was fading from her fast.
Lucky to be alive
The turning point for Jacqueline’s young family came when Isabelle, a Concern-supported community health worker knocked on the door. She quickly diagnosed Faith with severe acute malnutrition and referred her to a nearby health centre for urgent treatment. Faith had been malnourished and very sick for around eight months. She was lucky to be alive.
Thankfully, urgent action and a course of emergency therapeutic food was enough to put Faith on the road to recovery. Jacqueline was also provided with cash transfers – which ensured she was able to buy the food her family needed.
Help us to reach more children in danger
With over 54,000 children under five acutely malnourished in Nairobi, we urgently need to reach more children like Faith. Please donate today and help save a child’s life.