The country of Kenya has endured many hardships. Poverty is rampant, with more than half of the population living on less than a dollar a day. In 2013, the United States government gave $406 million dollars in foreign aid to Kenya. This is only a small fraction of the total amount of government-based aid that flows from developed countries to developing countries. To date, $60 trillion dollars in foreign aid has been given to countries throughout Africa over the past 60 years. That’s $50 billion per year with very little progress taking shape throughout Africa.
Kenya is placed in the same group of countries such as Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq when it comes to government corruption. Most NGO’s operating throughout Africa struggle to help the very people their governments neglect. Nomad Charities has experienced astonishing amounts of frustration and corruption over the years while working in Kenya. As a practice we do not engage in bribes of any kind, however most NGO’s and aid organizations continue to battle local governments and officials when it comes to working for the better good of their citizens.