This is the Nkurruna family. There are 5 family members (1), and they live in the village of Oltepesi in Narok, Kenya. Oltepesi is a small collection of mud homes scattered throughout the dry, rural countryside of southern Kenya.
Here is some information about the Nkurruna family’s living situation:
- Has any household member completed over 6 years of school? Yes.
- Has any child in the household attended school up to the age at which they should finish eighth grade? Yes
- Has the family experienced any child mortality in the last five years? Yes
- Are any family members currently malnourished? Yes
- Does the family have access to electricity? No (2)
- Does the family have access to improved sanitation? No (3)
- Does the family have access to safe drinking water? Yes
- Is the home made of adequate housing materials? No (4)
- Does the family cook with safe cooking materials? No (5)
- Does the family own more than one useful asset or a car/truck? No (6)
Because of the above information, the Nkurruna family has a poverty index of 44.44%. The higher this percentage, the more severe the poverty they experience. This number is based on the Multidimensional Poverty Index developed by Oxford University (7).
Your partnership can help the Nkurruna family have access to better education. It can help them gain food and water security and give them the tools they need to have a stronger livelihood. It will give them access to social workers to help break the emotional bonds of poverty. Above all, your partnership will give the family the opportunity to be discipled by local ministries.
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- Due to the transient nature of the families in our work area, the family size and number of people in the photo may vary.
- Electricity access can include solar lamps and chargers. In rural Kenya, this is often the case.
- Improved sanitation is a flush toilet, latrine, ventilated improved pit, or composting toilet, provided they are not shared.
- Inadequate housing materials would involve the floor, roof, or walls being made of dirt, sand, or dung.
- Unsafe cooking materials would be wood, charcoal, or other forms of solid fuel.
- Useful family assets include radios, TVs, telephones, bikes, motorcycles, refrigerators, computers, and animal carts.
- For more information on the MPI, visit https://ophi.org.uk/multidimensional-poverty-index/