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The Leo Messi Foundation Backs Food And Water Projects In Kenya With €200,000 Donation

The Leo Messi Foundation Backs Food And Water Projects In Kenya With €200,000 Donation

The Leo Messi Foundation has partnered with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to support the development of different projects in Kenya.

According to Marca, Lionel Messi's charitable organisation will be donating €200,000 for initiatives that include building a new water pump and handing out food supplies.

The project will reach over 2,000 people in the country, providing access to clean water in primary schools for children and for families in their homes.

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The Spanish newspaper also reports that each child will receive 'two litres of water during a school day.'

In fact, different schools will have new bathrooms built that will help to improve the hygiene standards for children.

When it comes to food, the Leo Messi Foundation's donation will also result in 4,000 supplements being 'distributed to help solve hunger issues that exist in the area.'

Credit: Leo Messi Foundation
Credit: Leo Messi Foundation
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As Marca pointed out, more than 58,000 young people in Kenya experienced malnutrition from January to August in 2018.

The Leo Messi Foundation entered into a collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) last year, as they donated €2.6m to complete the €30m funding for the construction of the SJD Pediatric Cancer Center in Barcelona.

The Barça captain was in action for his side on Saturday against Sevilla, putting on a world-class performance in their 4-2 win.

Credit: Leo Messi Foundation/Barcelona
Credit: Leo Messi Foundation/Barcelona
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The 31-year-old Argentine ace equalised for his side with a fantastic volley in the first half.

When Sevilla restored their lead in the match, Messi once again pulled his side back into the match as he scored with a superb strike.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner would score his third of the match and notch up his 50th career hat-trick in the process.

Messi capped off his performance by assisting Luis Suárez for Barcelona's fourth.

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Featured Image Credit: PA/Leo Messi Foundation

Topics: Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Charity, Sevilla

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