Global Connections partners with organizations in Kenya that are led by locals doing exciting work to meet the needs of their neighbors. We specifically work with groups that seek to help the ORPHANED, WIDOWED, OPPRESSED and the ENVIRONMENT.
Orphans & Widows
Limuru Children's Centre
The Limuru Children's Centre cares for over 300 kids in the Limuru Highlands, including 38 orphans. The LCC provides shelter, food, clothing, shoes, transportation, medical care, preschool and a whole lot of love.
The LCC Baby Home
Under the management and supervision of Tesni Anderson and Patrick Mungai, along with dedicated staff the baby home has 10 babies. Check back for introductions to these special children. Also check out the new facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LCCBabyHome
Sister Sandra cares for 52 female orphans and runs a vocational school that teaches young girls to sew, embroider, and market their products.
Pat's Feeding Program
Every other week, about 200 elderly and individuals with HIV/AIDS gather to collect such staples as bread, grain, oil, clothes, and a few shillings.
A Catholic school home in the Limuru community that houses, educates and vocationally trains girls and women with mental and physical disabilities.
Jikaze means "to strive/work hard." This is the name of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp 30 minutes from GC headquarters. Forced to leave their homes after the post-election violence, these 900 people (145 families) are working hard to re-create a life for themselves. Watch Video
Water Distribution Project
Located in Northern Kenya, local farmers have implemented a cistern and pipe structure that will distribute water to almost 4,000 people. Prior to this project, the locals gathered water in 5 gallon containers, many traveling several miles. The project is replicable in other arid regions.
Uhuru Child builds relationships with families in the developing world and works to liberate them from the bondage of extreme poverty by providing children access to quality education and by giving adults employment though microfinance and creating social businesses.
Care for AIDS
Care for AIDS addresses the AIDS epidemic by using local churches to provide counseling, nutritional education, medical attention and self-employment opportunities.
Care of Creation
Recognizing that the extreme effects of poverty are linked to the degradation of the natural environment, Care of Creation is helping to lead the way in working with rural areas in developing, implementing, and sustaining positive stewardship of natural resources. Read an article in Time Magazine about the founder of Care of Creation
This program works through the Anglican Dioceses to teach sustainable and cash crop farming. Throughout Kenya, Planting Faith is changing farming techniques and teaching economic principles for prosperous farming. To date, Planting Faith has worked with more than 500 farmers.