DEVELOPMENT. SUSTAINABILITY. GROWTH
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.” – Zechariah 4:10
We want to find ways to help improve the way of life for people in Kenya through sustainability, business and projects, as well as, discover opportunities for people to develop vocational skills.
We can make a difference, and we feel responsible to do what we can to bring hope to the hopeless and light to the darkness.
Jen and I share a love for Kenya and its people. We understand the culture and know our way around the country because together we have lived in Kenya for almost 23 years. May our journey inspire and encourage you to get involved as well.
Join us to make a powerful difference in the lives of children, women and men in Kenya. This is not easy to do in meaningful long-term solution based way. We have been very inspired by many resources that examine the challenge of working in poverty and sustainable development. Here are some we really like:
– When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett – “Material poverty alleviation involves the much harder task of empowering people to earn sufficient material things through their own labor, for in so doing we move people closer to being what God created them to be.” (pg. 74)
– Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton – “Not only does aid foment political instability and corruption, it discourages free enterprise—like the African mosquito-netting manufacturer who was put out of business by well-meaning charities that handed out millions of free nets.” (pg.95)
– Poverty Inc. on Netflix or Amazon – Link to movie trailer: https://youtu.be/aqGQ1IRhdzg
– AID and other dirty business by Giles Bolton – “The ideal of aid is to strengthen the ability of poor people to meet their own needs, thus laying the foundation for independence and development….But, it is only if people themselves become able to meet their needs that change will be lasting.” (pg. 102)
We encourage you to take the time to further your knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced in poverty and in doing so it can help you to catch the vision of what we are hoping to do here in Kenya.
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