Kamba in Tanzania

Population

105,000

Christian

70%

Evangelical

15%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Kentwood Heights Baptist Church


Where are they Located?

They are located in the Machakos District of Kenya. One particular tribe is located in the village of Muthetheni, within the Machakos District. The village covers many square kilometers, possibly 50 sq. km. or more. There is a small town proper of Muthetheni of approximately 20 - 30 small structures. Muthetheni is in a semi-arid region that has experienced excessive deforestation.


What are Their Lives Like?

All the local residents encountered were subsistent farmers with many of the men attempting to find work away from home. In most cases women and children share the work of survival at home. There are two brief rainy seasons per year. There was an extended drought in 2008 and 2009. This resulted in the deaths we were told of amongst the Catholic community. A typical day includes a trek of up to three or four km. to dig for water in a stream bed, morning and evening. School beyond elementary is not possible because of cost. Malaria and HIV are the most common health issues.


What are Their Beliefs?

There are a substantial number of Catholics there. A local clinic attempted modest medical service and is attempting to evangelize through the schools and to reach people by training pastors and planting churches. There are also Mormon and Jehovah Witness. Many seem to be unreached with the gospel.


What are Their Needs?

Physical needs are ever present. Many are unreached with the gospel. There is a need to follow God-ordained values and choices. There is a need for hope that transcends the great difficulties faced in daily living.


Prayer Points

* Pray that their hearts will be prepared for the message of salvation in Jesus Christ.
* Pray for the spiritual and physical preparation of missions teams sent to them.
* Pray for pastors, churches and future church plants equipped to disciple those who are born again.



Profile Source: Kentwood Heights Baptist Church
Submit a new profile or correction

Submit an update
Country Tanzania
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country

No people group map currently available. Submit a map




Submit an update
People Name General Kamba
People Name in Country Kamba
ROP3 Code 104515
Joshua Project People ID 12466
Indigenous Yes
Population in Tanzania 105,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Akamba, Camba, Keramba, Kikamba,
Submit an update
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kamba 104,935
Submit an update
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Gikuyu-Kamba
People Name General Kamba
Ethnic Code NAB57e
Submit an update
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
70%    ( Evangelical  15% )
Ethnic Religions
20.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
10.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
20.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
Photo Source: Anonymous
Profile Source:
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Get Involved
Register ministry activity for this group

Copyright © 2014 Joshua Project. A ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission.