KENYA – Since Naresiah’s father died, her family has struggled to survive severe hunger and poverty in their remote Masai village in Kenya.
Her mother cooks what little food they can find over an open fire on the floor of their one-room hut—but smoke fills the home, threatening their health.
“It makes it hard to breathe, and I cough a lot,” 8-year-old Naresiah said.
Thanks to compassionate Operation Blessing partners, Naresiah’s life is changing. She no longer goes hungry as her mother participates in an Operation Blessing agriculture project that provides plenty of healthy vegetables to eat and also sell at a nearby market, earning a steady income.
They are now able to build a new home so her mother can use their old hut as a kitchen—keeping the harmful smoke away from Naresiah and her siblings. Naresiah is even gaining an education thanks to an Operation Blessing-supported school in her village, and she is able to collect clean drinking water for her family from a new well nearby.