The Pokot are pastoralists and depend on their animals, particularly their camels, for their livelihood.
Part of the long-term food programme at both Missions is the camel project. The Missions cross-breed the local Pokot camel with Pakistani bull camels to improve the milk yield. Camels are bought and sold at below market value or given away to the most needy families. They provide the school milk at both Missions and the camel programme has resulted in fewer families seeking food aid during the worst droughts and shortages.