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A total of 442,966 Kenyans entered the US Diversity Visa lottery (green card lottery) draw for Fiscal Year 2018, data from the US State Department indicates. This was a 23 per cent increase over FY-2017 when 360,023 Kenyans entered the lottery.
In FY-2016, a total of 304,693 Kenyans entered the lottery draw.
The 442,966 figure includes 317,029 entrants and 125,937 derivatives (spouses and children that entrants included in their application forms).
For FY-2018, Ghana had the highest number of total entrants at 2,227,5230. Other countries with high numbers of entrants included Uzbekistan (2.1 million), Iran (1.6 million), Ukraine (1.4 million), Egypt (1.2 million), Nepal (1.18 million), and Ethiopia (1.05 million).
The totals represent the number of entrants and their derivatives, and not the number of selected entrants or number diversity visas issued. Only a total of 55,000 entrants worldwide are selected for diversity visas each year.
The Diversity Visa lottery system makes 55,000 permanent visas available each year to nationals of countries with small populations of immigrants in the US. For FY-208, nationals from 17 countries were ineligible to participate in the program for having a large number of immigrants in the US. These included Bangladesh, India, China, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and Nigeria.
The next registration period (DV-2021) is expected to run between October and November, 2019.
Results for last year’s lottery registration (DV-2020) are expected to be available online at the State Department website starting on May 7, 2019.
This shows living in Kenya, especially for youth is becoming more difficult day after day due high rates of unemployment which the incompetent Uhuru government has failed to resolve.
Well trump has given a strong economy to USA with 4% unemployment, while Kenya has 39% unemployment
Sad situation corrupted regime,no jobs.China is finishing Africa with help of their incompetent leaders.very sad Africa i pray for young generation in the villages
Enter the lottery, granted you win take time to evaluate whether the will be worth it. Do due diligence to learn everything you can on the basis of your current circumstance in Kenya and what starting afresh will mean for you as an individual. This may include evaluating your current opportunity, property, employment, investments, marital status, social status, girlfriend/boyfriends, education,age, persistence, responsibility, flexibility and adaptability to new environments, view of life, what is success etc. And of course even if you are not religious read about Joseph going to Egypt (book of Genesis) all the way to the book of Exodus and try to map it to the contemporary world. And final thought, there are two sides to a coin but do not take the morality of the coin in making the important decision because (successfully) migrating from motherland is far more complicated than it appears at first glance. It is even messier and costly where one is past a certain age. Count the cost! as in Luke 14:28 admonishes.
whatever the reason , if you are an employed you , you will be 100 times better if you win the lottery and go to usa.
there are many chances
for employment , education opportunities and people value and respect you as a human being.
just don't mess up by doing drugs or drinking or taking with you the kenyan culture of corruption..
if you work hard , your your efforts will be rewarded period and anyone telling you otherwise is a liar
Meaning very soon kenya will be on the list of ineligible countries since the number is increasing day by day.
This is dangerous who are this people must of them has no education they don't speak English America is in deep trouble
Best indicator yet of the desperation in Kenya where it's increasingly become a crime to be a youth