Bordered by Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania,Uganda and Sudan and with access to the
Indian Ocean in the south-east and Lake Victoria in the west, Kenya is a former
British colony that is home to more than 40 different tribal groups.Rapid population growth in recent years, recurring periods of erratic rainfall and poor quality soil mean food insecurity is now a major problem. There are now 63 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) across eight provinces, with approximately140,000 sponsored children. Two of these ADPs are supported by World Vision UK.HIV and AIDS remains a big problem. An estimated 1.9 million children have been left orphaned as a result of the disease and six per cent of the population are thought to be infected, although this has been falling in recent years.
Situated in East Africa and bordering the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is one of the
world’s least developed nations. It has few natural resources and many farmers still cultivate their land by hand, despite a difficult terrain and climate.Nearly a third of the country lacks access to clean water. Malaria and other preventable diseases are a real threat to children. The country has also been affected by HIV and AIDS, with around 1.4 million living with the disease and over a million children having lost at least one parent as a result.World Vision has been working in Tanzania since 1981 and now assists more than five million people in 13 regions,through 62 Area Development Programmes..