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Our engagement model is simple:

  • Ask the Kenyan communities what they need
  • Work with them to assess their priorities
  • Bring resources to bear to address the communities’ needs and priorities

We believe this approach provides our Kenyan communities to become fully invested in the work we perform with them in partnership. Over 95% of the work we facilitate is conducted by the local workforce and is managed by local representatives, which is also vital to the sustainability of our efforts.

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The foundation for all our efforts in Kenya to date has been delivering the essential services of clean water and health care. Since 2007, we have conducted at least one municipal clean water project per year and have implemented solutions to provide over 1,500 people across three villages with safe drinking water.

In January 2013, we passed a major milestone with the completion and commissioning of the Kiime Kimwe Health Clinic in Ikilu Village. The clinic provides basic health services for over 10,000 people in the region and will celebrate its grand opening in July 2013.

Our intention is to continue to expand the scope of the clinic and continue to work toward larger, more sustainable clean water initiatives in the region.


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2013 marks the ground breaking for not only a maternity room at the Kiima Kimwe Health Clinic, but the beginning of a long-term journey toward increasing gender equality in the region. Our goal is to create a Women’s Center that will provide support to pregnant & nursing women and be a source of information and education for maternal & reproductive health and other topics. The Center will also serve as a focal point for the region’s women to gather to discuss community development, educational needs for themselves & their families, food security, and drought preparations.

It is our desire to see the women of Kenya be empowered, and generations of female leaders will emerge from this country with a grand voice.

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As we continue to make progress toward providing essential services in the Kiima Kimwe region, we are expanding our efforts to include projects focused on mobilizing human & social capital to create new possibilities for local industry and trade. We see technology playing a vital role in this vision, and we are working collaboratively with local & district leaders to discuss ways in which we can contribute to economic growth & sustainability in the region.

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The ability for a community to thrive is directly related to its environmental health, and our goal is to instill the desire to preserve the environment throughout the communities we serve. Activities such as litter clean-ups, educational walks, and volunteer-led projects will help reinforce how connected we all are to the health of the planet. These activities target children, who in turn exert influence on their peers and elders. We seek to produce long-term effects such as reduced pollution, improved sanitation, and increased awareness of the need to preserve the country’s valuable natural resources, including its wildlife.

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The communities with whom we work in rural Kenya value education; we see examples every day, from the pride exhibited by the children clad in their school uniforms to the smiles on the faces of teachers and students at the schools we visit during our travels. We are committed to collaborating with our Kenyan friends to improve their educational infrastructure, to help expand access to educational programs, and to continue to close the gender and age gaps in primary and secondary education in order to unlock the region’s amazing potential.

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