29 Aug '11, 9am

Social Innovation Putting Hope in the Hands of Kenya's Starving #CSR

Social Innovation Putting Hope in the Hands of Kenya's Starving #CSR

Social Innovation Putting Hope in the Hands of Kenya's Starving As the severe drought continues taking lives in Kenya and the rest of east Africa, Concern Worldwide is turning to social innovation to try to save lives. The international humanitarian organisation has created a programme that enables people to make cash transfers to buy food. It is hoped this initiative will help 20,000 people over the next five months. Earlier this year, Concern began noticing a disturbing increase in cases of severe malnutrition among children under five in the slums of Nairobi as this drought, which has been the worst in 60 years (yes, the people of East Africa have suffered other droughts in between!) has caused severe food shortages. Concern developed this social innovation scheme in June, which was an immediate response to the dire situation. At the heart of this plan is a cash transfe...

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