SERV Food First

• A CAMPAIGN FROM •


• IT ALL STARTS WITH FOOD •

 

SERV International began investing in the Turkana region of Kenya in 2006. Since then we have provided millions of meals throughout Turkana and the world. Our approach to building relationships and establishing trust is to provide for basic human needs. One of the most pressing needs in this region is food. That's why at every village that we go to, it's with food first.  

 
 

• OUR CURRENT FOOD FIRST CAMPAIGN•


Tiya

 

• A REMOTE VILLAGE OF 300 IN THE TURKANA DESERT •


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• OUR TIYA CAMPAIGN GOAL •

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BY JUNE 30, 2017

 

The campaign's two-year objective is to bring Tiya’s focus off of a daily search for food and water, and help them build a sustainable environment that will strengthen their health, family, community, economy, and faith.  

 

Since 2006, SERV has worked in Lodwar and surrounding villages to distribute food, drill wells, house and educate vulnerable children and invest in communities. SERV started by distributing food in Lolupe, Kaakiring, Nabuskaal and Naotin, and each village has become a partnership. Churches have been built. Greenhouses have grown much-needed food. We are about to have our first students graduate from high school. We are encouraged by how much we have done, but there is still more to do.

We are now set on helping the people of Tiya transform their village.  Our goal is to raise $50,000 by the end of this year to provide Food, Water, Shelter and Life. We are compelled to invest in Tiya because we met people there whose loved ones died of starvation and we saw the cloudy water they are forced to drink. Over the past decade our work has shown that a few changes can make a huge difference in the health and lives of people. So here’s what we want to do:


 
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FOOD

$13,000 NEEDED

To fund nutritious SERV Food on a monthly basis for one year to create better health and to supplement food during this drought season.*

Read Alice's Story

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WATER

$31,000 NEEDED

To fund and drill a new clean water well in this village. $1,000 will go towards providing community clean water filtration buckets in this village.

Read Esther's Story

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SHELTER

$4,000 NEEDED

To fund / sponsor / rescue two 4 year old Tiya village orphans in critical need to live at SERV’s House of Hope Kenya childrens home and school.

Read Rebecca's Story

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LIFE

$2,000 NEEDED

To fund pastor training and a church structure for the Tiya community. Our ultimate goal is for a church to be established in each village we serve.

Pastor Jackson's Story

 

Will you partner with us to impact Tiya?  
Let's SERV together.

*The Food Goal includes a greenhouse kit with plants, seeds, materials and training to continually grow fresh vegetables for this village.
The photos above were taken in Tiya by Esther Havens. To see the full gallery of Tiya photos, click here.

• SERV'S HISTORY IN THE TURKANA REGION •

 

2006

NANG'ECHEL

SERV started with food first in this village, building a relationship with a local pastor, and building a house and church for this pastor. Orphans from this village have been rescued and placed at our House of Hope.

2008

IDP CAMP

SERV started with food first in the IDP camp with thousands living there, later planting a church and pastor that to this day thrives. SERV’s clean water truck delivers water to this community on a ongoing basis.

2011

LOLUPE

SERV started with food first in Lolupe, leading later to a clean water well, orphans being rescued from this village and placed at our House of Hope, and a pastor and church planted.

 

2012

KAAKIRING

SERV started with food first building relationship with local pastor named Jackson. A clean water well soon followed. Orphans have been rescued from this village and placed at our House of Hope. Pastor Jackson is being further trained and a church structure has been built.

KANG'KOLOBAE

SERV started with food first in this village, this lead to planting a pastor and church structure in this village. SERV’s clean water truck visit this village on a regular basis.

NATOOT & NATAPAR

Ongoing food distribution on a humanitarian level when drought and famine are at it's worst throughout the year.

2013

NAOTIN

SERV started with food first in this village, Orphans have been rescued from this village and placed at our House of Hope. A pastor and church structure has recently been planted.

 

2014

NABUSKAAL

SERV started with food first in this village, a clean water well has been drilled, pastor and church planted in this village once faced with total death due to lack of food and water in this the most remote village SERV serves in. Orphan has been rescued in this village and placed at our House of Hope.

LOWUAE & NAKICH'CHOK

Ongoing food distribution on a humanitarian level when drought and famine are at it's worst throughout the year.

2015

NAKWEI

SERV distributes SERV food in this village and delivers clean water in our water truck. A sister church was planted here by the pastor of the village Lolupe.

NAKOS'MAE

SERV started with food first in this village, and delivers clean water via our water truck. Orphans have been rescued and clean water filter buckets have been distributed in this village.

2017

TIYA!

• ABOUT SERV •

Since 2006, SERV International has been providing nutritious dehydrated meals to the people of Turkana in the northwest Kenyan desert facing constant drought and famine. SERV never gives hand outs and leaves for good.  We go back, and keep going back to each and every village we invest in. Our Kenyan staff of 20 continue to followup and build relationships with all we come in contact with. We love watching villages in desperate need get back on their feet and create renewed communities thanks to SERV’s food, water, shelter, life projects and programs. We use all of our projects and programs as a platform to share the love of Christ.

You can visit our website to discover more about SERV.
 

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• #SERVFOODFIRST •

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