Three counties in Kenya are on the brink of famine, including Marsabit where little Kabale lives. Most water sources in Marsabit have dried up. Families are walking 10 to 15 kilometres to find water. And even farther to water their livestock.
Kabale's family, like many others traditionally herd cattle for a living. They depend entirely on their cattle for milk, meat and income. Kabale’s family lost half their cows and goats to starvation. They had to do something to save the rest, so her father moved the herd 100 kilometres away in search of pasture and water. That meant no more milk for Kabale.
“Kabale became malnourished because I wasn’t able to give her enough food to eat,” says her mum, Teso. “We can’t afford to buy food.”
Hungry kids like Kabale simply can’t wait any longer for help to arrive. They could die before it rains again.
The time to act is now.
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