From time to time, there are droughts of such extreme proportions that many people’s lives are endangered due to lack of water and food. When this happens, SASOL Foundation’s Food for Work Program provides Kenyans with food in exchange for their work in participation with ongoing water and food security projects for partnering communities.
Due to the famine that struck almost every part of Kenya in 2008-2009, SASOL requested support from the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and their partner Canadian FoodGrains Bank (CFGB). Their emergency response to hunger supported 7,500 beneficiaries in lower Yatta district in Kitui Country during that time. It supported vulnerable and farmer groups while attending to their daily household and on-farm activities. The target beneficiaries were the groups working with SASOL’s main food security project. The intervention programme started in August, 2011 and ended February, 2012.