What We Do
We Don’t Ship Supplies Oversees
We support the local economy by sourcing supplies within the countries we work.
We Don’t Exclude
As a Christian organization, we strive to be like Jesus, and so we serve all people, no matter their religion or beliefs.
We Don’t Fundraise Alone
Our Kenyan partners raise 10-30% of our program costs each year through local fundraisers and campaigns.
We Don’t Lead Alone
Our partner organization in Kenya is run by local professionals who tailor programs and service delivery for their culture, in their language, and according to existing needs and realities.
We Don’t Lecture
Our training and events are designed around discussions and exercises that allow participants to learn from one another. They then craft time-bound plans that are tailored to their local context and driven by their personal conviction.
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