Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA)
January 2009 Report
The Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) Board for Social Responsibility sends New Years greetings from the now peaceful, but hungry, Kenya. 2009 was quite busy and depressing to those who were involved with post elections violence response activities in Kenya. At the same time, the PCEA managed to drill two of the deep boreholes in Kitui, in the Mutha Division through the assistance and support of Global Ministries and the giving of congregations and individuals. The PCEA has continued to drill deeply as they have in recent years realizing that, though these boreholes are much more expensive, they are much more reliable and worthwhile. The shallow wells that were originally planned were not able to provide a sustained supply of water. The deep borehole drilling has been so successful that the PCEA is now planning to concentrate in that area for the next five years. Within five years, the PCEA hopes that the area will be self-sufficient in terms of food resources.
Currently 85 percent of the population is affected by the famine in the country. At this time, PCEA is focusing on needs responding with food, water and seeds.