Hope Health Education
Making a Difference Today
what we do
Our mission is to empower and equip Kiminini, a rural Kenyan community, to care for its most vulnerable members. We mainly focus on widows, susceptible children, the sick, and the impoverished. We have developed a program with the community, providing family-based care for disenfranchised children, run by compassionate Kenyan staff, and we are thrilled by the miraculous progress achieved! Vulnerable youngsters in the community, who had limited futures, are now graduating from high schools, polytechnic schools, colleges, and universities!
Our disenfranchised children live in families, not in orphanages. Often they are housed with a widowed grandmother or another relative. Without additional resources, these "guardians" are often unable to provide care.
We furnish youngsters with school fees, supplies, required uniforms, shoes, healthcare, supplemental nutrition, and support from our compassionate social workers.
This care is not possible without sponsors. Change a child's world for $50/month or $600 /year! Let us know if you have a gender/age preference, or we can pick the neediest child for you! Click the button below to email us regarding child sponsorship!
OWI vulnerable children receive annual check-ups and medical care when needed.
OWI has been facilitating annual mobile medical clinics in collaboration with Kenyan medical professionals since 2004 and often partners with Global Health Partnership, Inc. We provide medicines, supplies, and assist in running the clinics. Free treatment has been given to thousands of impoverished patients who previously had no access to healthcare.
If you are interested in participating in upcoming medical outreach, please click the button below to email us regarding your interest!
Make an impact today. Thank you!
who we are
Six ordinary women saw the abject poverty and limited health care in Kiminini, a rural Kenyan village, and knew they had to do something. Especially concerning were orphans and widows, rendered destitute due to tribal traditions. Equipped with daring faith and compassion, they founded OWI 501 (c) (3)( EIN 04-3813690) in 2004 to effect change, create hope, and build better lives for Kiminini. Working in tandem with locals, they have established a community farm, installed four wells, developed a sponsoring program for children’s education, built a community center, provided health clinics, presented educational events, and provided supplies during the COVID pandemic.
Wanting all donations to benefit the village directly, all stateside workers are volunteers, fundraising, advocating for children, and pursuing endeavors benefitting the community at large.
Education is of utmost importance in stopping the cycle of poverty. We provide school fees and support students through school and home visits. We also offer academic camps to supplement learning. Field trips and career days expand student horizons and inspire their imaginations. Upon graduating from high school, we hope to provide basic computer classes and partial college scholarships (when funds allow).
how you can help
As a non-profit charity, we are constantly looking for additional funding to expand the number of vulnerable children we support and grow our efforts in Kiminini for greater impact.
Mission trips to Kenya
Join us on an upcoming visit to Kenya and see the difference you make! Our trips include assisting mobile medical clinics, celebrating the children in a huge, festive birthday party, facilitating a health seminar, visiting kids' homes and schools, etc. In essence, you will be experiencing life in rural Kenya, making the world a better place, and topping it off with a bucket-list safari led by a Kenya expert!
Our trip dates are 9/24 - 10/9, 2023
Please contact us for details at
OC Marathon fundraiser
We have been participating in the OC Marathon running event as one of their charity partners for several years.
May 4 - 5K
May 5 - Half and Full Marathons
Mark your calendars and plan to join us at the 2024 running festival in Costa Mesa, CA! Make your miles matter! Instructions on how to register to Run for Free and to fundraise can be found by clicking on the 'Marathon' link below.
Teams Visiting Kiminini 2019 Video
Music by Reuben Kigame
Featuring Jayne Yobara and Sifa Voices
Bwana Ni Mchungaji Wangu
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
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