ADU DROUGHT EMERGENCY APPEAL
The project is carried out in Adu, a small village located not far from the coast of Kenya overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is a mission opened a few years ago, where the population is mainly Giriama who live on subsistence agriculture, mostly corn cultivation.
In recent years, rains in this area are increasingly scarce, putting the population in difficulty because the cultivated fields cannot reach full maturity. The reality of climate change has led to prolonged droughts in the area, and for the last two years, our people have not had any good harvest significant enough to sustain their daily lives.
With the crops lost, families find it increasingly difficult to look after their children and parents go further and further away to find other ways to survive.
Children are the ones who suffer most from this kind of situation, often they are left alone risking dropping out of school because they have bigger problems than those to solve such as finding food and looking after the little ones. As Comboni missionary sisters here in Adu we are faced with the life reality of these people and so, we are asking for assistance of food aid to our people.
Referent sister of the project: Sr. Isabel Gomes