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Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in East Africa. With a population of more than 47.6 million in the 2019 census, Kenya is the 27th most populous country in the world and the 7th most populous in Africa. 

Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest, currently second largest city, and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third-largest city and an inland port on Lake Victoria. As of 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. 

Its geography, climate and population vary widely, ranging from cold snow-capped mountaintops (Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana on Mount Kenya) with vast surrounding forests, wildlife and fertile agricultural regions to temperate climates and rift valley counties to arid and semi-arid areas and deserts (Chalbi Desert and Nyiri Desert).


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Kenya’s culture of giving


According to the 2022 Charities Aid Foundation World Giving Index, Kenya is the second most generous country in the world.  

Kenyans are known for their willingness to lend a helping hand, whether it's through the tradition of harambee, community-based fundraising events, or other forms of charitable support. This giving culture reflects a strong sense of community and a belief in the importance of assisting those in need. 

Kenyans donate money, volunteer their time, and provide essential resources to charitable organisations and individuals. This culture of giving not only strengthens the bond within communities but also improves the lives of the less fortunate and contributes to the overall economic growth of the country.

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