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Kenya Works is a USA-based nonprofit organization committed to cultivating meaningful partnerships and creating effective, influential programs for the most vulnerable people of Kenya.

Our work begins with building relationships, trust, and a thorough understanding of the communities' needs. We work actively and directly in these partnerships, helping to support long-term solutions to increase education, financial literacy, and dignity-building initiatives for Kenyans in need.

Learn more about our impact in Kenya

About Us

Kenya Works is a USA-based nonprofit organization committed to cultivating meaningful partnerships and creating effective, influential programs for the most vulnerable people of Kenya.

Our work begins with building relationships, trust, and a thorough understanding of the communities' needs. We work actively and directly in these partnerships, helping to support long-term solutions to increase education, financial literacy, and dignity-building initiatives for Kenyans in need.

Learn more about Kenya Works

Advancing Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.

These inspirational words spoken by Nelson Mandela reveal how essential education is to improving lives. Kenya Works provides education scholarships and supports school infrastructure projects to create environments where children are safe to learn and thrive.

Learn about our education projects

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The Makini Pad Initiative

Limited access to affordable and appropriate methods of dealing with menstruation significantly limits girls’ ability to attend school and reach their full potential. In response, the Makini Initiative was born. It provides reusable, eco-friendly sanitary pads, panties, and information on puberty and HIV.

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VICODEC

 

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Miale ya Tumaini

Kenya Works invests in children’s futures by supporting feeding programs that promote intellectual, educational, and physical development for children in need. Miale ya Tumaini, a community-based organization found in the Kware slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, provides children with social support after school and a nutritious evening meal. The program gives food, comfort and support to children who often have very little to eat and seldom receive family encouragement or guidance.

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Community Works

Our Community Works social program provides information and training about issues such as gender-based violence, positive parenting, effective family communication, and community empowerment. More than 300 participants have completed the Community Works training and have returned to their own communities with the commitment to share the important information they have learned. This project illustrates one of the many ways Kenya Works puts into action its motto of " With communities. Expanding opportunities."

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Entrepreneurship

At least 46 percent of Kenyans live below the poverty level. Kenya Works holds forums that strengthen access to resources and opportunities to help reduce poverty through economic growth.

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Solar Lantern Program

Our solar lantern program is lighting the path to a brighter future for children throughout Kenya. A safe alternative to the unhealthy effects of kerosene lanterns commonly used in Kenyan households, the lanterns provide security and support learning for students who otherwise would be using unsafe and inefficient light in their homes.

Learn more about  the solar lantern program

Makini Initiative

A confident girl, a brighter future

More than 65 percent of women and girls in Kenya do not have access to sanitary pads. The lack of safe, affordable and appropriate methods for dealing with menstruation has far-reaching implications for their physical, social and mental well-being.

Kenya Works Community Works

These workshops focus on abuse awareness, education, communication and empowerment. We hold one-day, basic-concept workshops and comprehensive, four-day Community Works training programs. Those who have completed the training are, in turn, leading awareness programs within their own communities and advancing these important messages.

Miale ya Tumaini

Miale ya Tumaini, Swahili for “Ray of Hope,” is an organization that is responding to immense poverty in the slums of Nairobi. Over 65 percent of the 35,000 slum residents are children who live in substandard conditions and lack proper nutrition, safety and education support. The center provides up to 600 children an evening meal, a safe space after school, and family counseling support every day.

Solar Lanterns

Fewer than 20 percent of Kenyan households have access to electricity. We are bringing safe, sustainable light to thousands through our Solar Lantern Drive.

Victory Community Development Center

 

VICODEC focuses on youth and poverty by feeding 2,500 children and educating 650 students every day. It provides medical care to children and their families, along with adult vocational training.

Please visit the VICODEC website   to learn how to sponsor a child in need.

TAPA Preschool

Transform A Person Africa (TAPA) has just increased their footprint in the slum of Kibera, with the addition of their new site, gifted in trust, after an organization poorly managed the school. Now the work begins as TAPA improves the site environment while improving the lives of the children they touch. The TAPA school motto, "Linking children to their potential," and the Kenya Works motto, "Partnering with communities, expanding opportunities," are supporting initiatives that together, are bringing communities the tools to forge lives of dignity and hope.

Information Communication & Technology Center

Linking Kenya to a World of Possibilities

In rural Homa Bay County, Kenya, where the future ICT center will be, exist 12 secondary schools, 23 primary schools, more than 10,000 students and 0 computers. In response to this great need, Kenya Works has partnered with Moriah Resource Centre (MOREC) to bring the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) program to Homa Bay County.

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