Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Miriam and Janet watched their widowed mother Monica constantly reach out to help others even though her life was not without challenges.
Knowing that a good education was the only way to a sustainable life, Monica was committed to ensuring that all five of her children got a good education. The girls remember a lean upbringing with plenty of laughs. The one thing that stood out to them was the generosity of their mother. She modeled for them the grace and privilege of serving others and making a positive difference.
When Monica retired and moved from the city to a rural community in Kangundo, Kenya, she was struck by the plights of grandmothers raising children who had been orphaned by HIV AIDS, and AIDS widows struggling to raise children as they attempted to cope with their own health issues. She rallied the community to come alongside these women and their families.
Miriam and Janet got involved and invited others to explore avenues to empower the women to access the means to provide for their families. Their sister Nelly stepped in to manage the growing community focused programs in Kenya.
Building Healthy Sustainable Communities
Led by the need and God’s compassion, committed to transforming communities through food security, education and healthcare
We are compelled to serve with great compassion-an integral expression of our faith in our strategies, partnerships and community relationships.
Strengthen trust by listening and empowering communities to identify and design solutions that meet a felt need
We go beyond conventional ideas and implement culturally responsive solutions that achieve impactful and sustainable change for communities we serve
We hold ourselves accountable for the quality and lasting results of our work and strive to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us by partners and donors.