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For ChildFund New Zealand sponsors Rob Hunter and Gina Kamerbeek-Hunter a trip to Emali, Kenya was not only to meet one of their three sponsored children but to see first-hand the HUGE impact sponsorship has in the community. From seeing tomatoes in harvest to meeting Maureen the high-fat milk producing cow to seeing a resource centre under construction.
Over 1,700 preschoolers in Emali, Kenya can now focus on learning instead of empty tummies, thanks to ChildFund New Zealand child sponsors funding a school meal programme.
While no time is a good time for a pandemic to happen, ChildFund Kenya's Country Director Chege Ngugi says COVID-19 really "has hit the country at the wrong time".