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
BUSINESSES & FARMING PROJECTS STARTED
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.
OF CHILDREN IN KENYA DO NOT ENROL IN SECONDARY SCHOOL.
1 in 2
CHILDREN WERE SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR PRIOR TO RECEIVING GEF SUPPORT.
KENYANS LIVE UNDER THE POVERTY LINE.
Meet some of the kids
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:
A WARM BLANKET FOR A FAMILY
PAIR OF TRAINERS OR SHOES
FIVE PACKETS OF MAIZE FOR A FAMILY TO PLANT
THE EDUCATION, BOOKS AND UNIFORM OF 1 CHILD FOR A MONTH
SINGLE WOODEN BED WITH MATTRESS AND BEDDING
ONE 3000L WATER TANK FOR A FAMILY WITH LIMITED ACCESS TO FRESH WATER
AVERAGE COST TO START A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS
BUILD A HOUSE WITH FURNITURE, SOLAR POWER AND EXTERNAL KITCHEN