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Ministry Highlight: Kenya

interesting facts about kenya We began our ministry in Kenya in 1980, with the Child Sponsorship Program. In 2001, we started the Leadership Development Program, and the Child Survival Program followed in 2004.

Country Director

In 2004, Joel Macharia joined our ministry in Kenya as a Project Auditor. He later served as an accountant in the Ministry Services Department for three years before being promoted to Ministry Services Manager. He was appointed Country Director in 2010.

Before coming to the ministry, Joel was an auditor for an accounting firm and worked in the finance department for the Pride of Africa airline.

Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Nairobi and a master’s degree in business administration from Daystar University.

Joel also holds a post-graduate diploma in human resource management. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, British Council Leadership Forum and the Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals.

As an active member at the Nairobi Mission Church, Joel serves as the secretary of the board of trustees. His interests span from development-related fields to behavioral economics.

Having come from a broken home and raised by a single mother, Joel is eager to mentor a generation that has the “willingness and resolve” to overcome challenges and fill the leadership gap in their country.

Implementing Church Partners

Implementing Church Partners are local churches in Kenya with whom we work to deliver child development programs and frontline ministry in the field.

Child Survival Program

Child Development Through Sponsorship

Your sponsorship of a child in Kenya provides a variety of benefits.

Children are busy with school during the week so we meet on Saturdays and holidays.

Leadership Development Program

Complementary Interventions

Complementary Interventions in Kenya include medical interventions for Child Sponsorship Program children; malaria prevention campaigns, which include distributing treated mosquito nets; disaster relief, such as rehabilitating homes destroyed by crises and conducting peace and reconciliation forums; and clean water [3] projects.

Highly Vulnerable Children

Primary Highly Vulnerable Children needs in Kenya are providing care replacement for the children hosted in our four cottages. These children require a stable and regular guardian to provide consistency and emotional security for the children.