Quran Distribution Reaches Impoverished Families in Kenya

In addition to food, Quran copies were also distributed to children from poor families in Kaloleni, Kenya.

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Children in Kaloleni receiving new Quran assistance. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, KALOLENI – The benefactors might not have thought that their assistance would be received by people who live more than 8,000 kilometers away from Indonesia. Kaloleni, a region in the Kilifi region, Kenya, was the place reached by the aid.

A city that is listed as one of the poorest regions in Kenya is inhabited by approximately 47,000 households. The area of ​​909 m2 was inhabited by 352,175 residents. According to the World Food Programme, Kaloleni is one of the poorest regions in Kenya. Most of the children in Kaloleni are orphans because their parents died of AIDS.

In the middle of March, the Aksi Cepat Tanggap distributed hundreds of Qur'an copies to the children, from March 13 to 15.

Said Mukaffiy from Global Humanity Response (GHR) - ACT reported that the distribution of new Quran copies was able to be done thanks to the collaboration of Kitabisa and ACT. "Around 250 people received new Quran copies. They are mostly children from underprivileged families, "Said remarked.

Furthermore, Said hoped that this assistance will make it easier for them to learn the Quran. The Quran aid is a complementary to the food aid which is also often distributed.

The food crisis is still affecting Kenya. In June 2019, the Turkana Regency government even had to subsidize food from Nairobi. Kenya is one of the countries in Africa that still experiences food insecurity due to drought, according to OCHA. []