Where We Work
Goal4.org works with the rural community of Sega, Kenya, a cluster of 18 villages with a population of about 10,000 located in the far western region of of the country.
Kenya’s western region is poor, hard to reach, and has limited health services and educational opportunities. Most people rely on subsistence farming to feed their families and earn a small income to buy essentials like cooking oil, salt, soap, and kerosene to light their huts at night, and to pay for essential services like school fees and medical care.
The rate of child mortality – the number of children who die before reaching their fifth birthday – in this region of Kenya is much higher than in the rest of the country. It is twice as high as in the richer, more educated central region that is near the capital city of Nairobi.
Our work in Sega is focused on ending the preventable deaths of children and mothers. But we’ve discovered over the years that our work, and your support, have another unintended, but important benefit. Our interest in working with and for them, lets the people of Sega know that they are not forgotten and that their troubles are not going unnoticed. It gives an already smart, determined, and hard working community additional strength to continue the fight to improve their lives. See the biographies of our Sega Advisory Board to learn about their dedication to community service and their hopes for the future.