Friends of Turkana is a registered non-profit organization headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. We support charitable projects focused on sustainable agriculture in Turkana, a remote, arid region in the Northwest corner of Kenya.
Turkana is about the size of Ireland and has a population of about 850,000, nearly all of whom are nomadic pastoralists whose diet consists principally of scavenged berries, goat milk, and camel blood. Turkana has very little rainfall and regularly suffers devastating droughts. As a result, the Turkana have limited access to clean water or fresh produce. We do our best to partner with individuals or organizations active in the area to encourage self-driven efforts to provide families fresh produce - often for the first time in their lives - and to relieve the young women and girls from the arduous and often dangerous task of fetching water, often from miles away.