Islamic Relief Kenya e-Newsletter March 2013 Edition
Feeding babies back to health
Fatuma is a 25-year old mother-of- six. Her youngest child, Malyun Ali, is currently being treated in Islamic Relief’s therapeutic feeding programme in Kenya, which is funded by ECHO and UKAID.
The residents of Karo village in Mandera, Kenya used to make their livelihood, but with the onset of drought and severe climatic changes, most of their cattle have died out, and with it their livelihoods. Fatuma explained, “I was first enrolled on this programme when I had my first pregnancy; there was a severe drought by then in this region, my husband lost his cattle. We had to entirely depend on Islamic Relief for Uji (porridge) and oil. I was very grateful as I remained healthy and was able to give birth to my first child and since then I have been benefiting from the programme. My youngest child is also in the programme now”.
Islamic Relief Kenya (2013) Islamic Relief Kenya e-Newsletter March 2013 Edition, Islamic Relief Kenya, Nairobi [Online], available at: http://islamicreliefkenya.org/publications/