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:

Education

House building

Business start ups

We also support children in Scotland with severe disabilities via the Neil Jaffrey Initiative.

 

Since we began

532

CHILDREN SUPPORTED

50

NEW HOMES BUILT

40

BUSINESSES & FARMING PROJECTS STARTED

273

NEW BEDS PROVIDED

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.

But there is still more that needs to be done.

47%

OF CHILDREN IN KENYA DO NOT ENROL IN SECONDARY SCHOOL.

1 in 2

CHILDREN WERE SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR PRIOR TO RECEIVING GEF SUPPORT.

16 million

KENYANS LIVE UNDER THE POVERTY LINE.

Meet some of the kids

Get involved

There are various ways that you can support us and give a child in Kenya an opportunity they might not otherwise have. Any aid given or amount raised is of great help, is very much appreciated and will go directly to those most in need.

A little goes a long way in Kenya and makes a significant impact in improving living conditions and helping young people reach their potential. These are some examples of what we can do with a pledge of support:

£6

A WARM BLANKET FOR A FAMILY

£10

PAIR OF TRAINERS OR SHOES

£20

FIVE PACKETS OF MAIZE FOR A FAMILY TO PLANT

£35

THE EDUCATION, BOOKS AND UNIFORM OF 1 CHILD FOR A MONTH

£68

SINGLE WOODEN BED WITH MATTRESS AND BEDDING

£150

ONE 3000L WATER TANK FOR A FAMILY WITH LIMITED ACCESS TO FRESH WATER

£250

AVERAGE COST TO START A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS

£5600

BUILD A HOUSE WITH FURNITURE, SOLAR POWER AND EXTERNAL KITCHEN

How you can help

Sponsor a child

In Kenya a little can go a long way. £35 per month supports the education of one of the children we are helping. This covers the cost of their primary, secondary and tertiary fees, uniform, shoes and books.

 

Fundraising

Why not register now to run, jog, walk or cycle in an event to support the Gathimba Edwards Foundation? Throughout the year we are involved in a number of local runs and can offer charity spots.

Corporate

There are numerous ways your company or employer can help disadvantaged kids in Kenya and Scotland, from attending our events to sending your staff to build houses or even helping to fund a new Kenyan business with our Two Feet Initiative.

Buy a bracelet

Visit our shop and buy our bracelets handmade in Kenya. The money made from the sale of one bead bracelet pays for 1 term of school food for a primary school child. We have numerous designs to choose from or you can even design your own.