The Turkana people are semi-nomadic animal herders who are particularly vulnerable to drought and food insecurity, as well as to violent conflict with neighboring people-groups. Only 3% of Turkana adults have a secondary school education.
Turkana County in northwest Kenya is a desert landscape. As part of their daily life, girls and women walk great distances to fetch water. One priority of the Turkana Friends Mission is providing access to water through boreholes, tanks, and biosand water filters. Once water becomes accessible in a community, girls can pursue education at school. The Mission operates three primary schools and four nursery schools.
In addition to water access and education, the Mission offers adult literacy classes, training in small business development, women’s self-help groups (in partnership with Right Sharing of World Resources), refugee ministries, peace building (in partnership with Friends Church Peace Team).
Kakuma Refugee Camp, one of the UN’s largest camps in Africa, is located in Turkana County. Turkana Friends Mission oversees the Kakuma Friends Church, whose members come from many other African countries.
You are invited to partner with what God is doing through Turkana Friends Mission!
FUM’s financial support of Turkana Friends Mission helps pay the salaries of pastors, evangelists, teachers, church planters, and support staff. The mission owns several properties which generate revenue for the ministry,and they are planning to build a retreat/conference center to further diversify the mission’s income and decrease dependence on donors. Under the direction of the TFM Board, John Moru Losike serves as Director of Turkana Friends Mission. He is the first Turkanan to hold this position.
Ways You Can Give
- Assist with general operating of the mission
- Contribute to the Girl-Child-Education fund
- Support FUM's clean water initiatives