Touring photo exhibition shows how donations have helped in Kenya

John Monaghan
24 February, 2016 01:00

A TOURING photo exhibition is showing how donations from across the north have helped families in Kenya.

Belfast photographer Justin Kernoghan travelled to the African country as part of Trócaire's Lenten campaign to capture the projects made possible by local donations.

Those helped by Trócaire include children living on the streets of the capital Nairobi and rural villages which have benefited from irrigation systems installed to help people grow crops and become more self-sufficient.

The images are on display in the Kennedy Centre in Belfast at the weekend, before moving on to shopping centres in Bangor and Newry.

Last year people from Northern Ireland raised over £2 million to support the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser which has supported hundreds of thousands of people living in devastating poverty across the developing world.

For the fourth consecutive year Trócaire has received match funding from the UK government.

Trócaire's Kevin Donnelly said: "This year’s Trócaire box is a bit of a departure from previous years and features actual supporters from Ireland, north and south. It’s a recognition of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things in the pursuit of justice and a fairer world.

He added: "Every year we receive tremendous support from school children, teachers, grandparents, clergy, volunteers and families. All of them have something in common. They cannot ignore poverty and they want to make a difference in whatever way they can. Together, they are fighting for justice."

In Pictures:  Trócaire exhibition shows how donations have helped in Kenya

24 February, 2016 01:00 News

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