Steps Funds Food Security in Kenya

Steps is excited to have written checks for 100% of the money raised by our runners at Chicago Marathon to go to funding short term and long term food security in Northern Kenya, which is experiencing a severe food crisis. Ryan and Sara committed this year’s funds from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to honor the late Sammy Wanjiru, who died suddenly this year after winning the Chicago Marathon in 2010.  In his honor, $65,000 in emergency aid from World Vision will be provided to people throughout Northern Kenya where drought has caused failed crops, resulting in famine (Steps donated $13,000 and it was multiplied 5x by matching gifts).


Also, $13,000 was donated to KickStart, which will result in the following:

205        People out of Poverty in Kenya
41        New rural entrepreneurial farming businesses started
70        Children in school for the first time – or attending better schools
23        New job positions will be created

(Pictures of work KickStart is doing will be up shortly!)


Steps is committed to supporting organizations and initiatives that believe in fighting poverty through health. To learn more about these grants and organizations please view our fall grant announcement.



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