giving kids in Kenya a chance
Gathimba Edwards Foundation aims to provide as many Kenyan children as possible with the opportunity of a bright future.
We do this through:
We also support children in Scotland with severe disabilities via the Neil Jaffrey Initiative.
Since we began
NEW HOMES BUILT
NEW BEDS PROVIDED
But there is still more that needs to be done.
OF CHILDREN IN KENYA DO NOT ENROL IN SECONDARY SCHOOL.
1 in 2
CHILDREN WERE SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR PRIOR TO RECEIVING GEF SUPPORT.
GIRLS MISS AN AVERAGE OF 4 SCHOOL DAYS EVERY MONTH BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO ACCESS TO SANITARY PADS
Donation impact examples
A little goes a long way in Kenya and any amount raised or donated will make a big difference to those most in need. If you would like your donation to go towards something specific, please let us know and we will be sure to send you a photo of the support being delivered.
PAIR OF TRAINERS
SMALL FOOD PACKAGE
STUDY DESK AND CHAIR
SMALL PORTABLE SOLAR PANEL OR LARGE FOOD PACKAGE
CASUAL CLOTHES AND SHOES
SINGLE BED, MATTRESS AND BEDDING
3000L WATER TANK WITH CONCRETE BASE TO GIVE A FAMILY ACCESS TO FRESH WATER
1 YEAR LAND LEASE, SEEDS & FERTILISER FOR A FAMILY TO GROW THEIR OWN FOOD
LARGE SOLAR PANEL FOR A 3 BEDROOM HOUSE
THE SCHOOL FEES, LUNCHES, BOOKS, SHOES, UNIFORM (AND SANITARY PADS FOR GIRLS) OF A CHILD FOR 1 YEAR
BUILD A HOUSE WITH FURNITURE, SOLAR POWER AND EXTERNAL KITCHEN
Meet some of the kids we support
Mercy slept on the floor of a small mud hut for many years. Each day she and her siblings would walk to school through a dark forest, scared that at any moment they could be attacked by wild animals. A lack of money also meant, that despite her grades being among the top 1% in Kenya, she could not afford to attend secondary school.
Now Mercy and her siblings walk without fear to school and university, they live in a new house at a safe location and enjoy the education which every child deserves. Mercy's story is one of courage, hope, talent and defying the odds.