Kenyan Urithi Education Fund was formed by a group of
individuals who had a common experience when visiting a very poor rural community in
Kenya on a mission trip. A deeply
personal and enriching relationship developed with this Kenyan community, and
resulted in transformative experiences for both, in Kithoka and Ann Arbor. A passion and commitment to make a difference
in this community quickly started forming and substantial impact was soon
To grow beyond a locally sponsored mission
project and open this opportunity to the larger world and involve a diverse group of other participants,
Kenyan Urithi Education Fund was started in the hope of making an even greater
difference in Kithoka!
Kenya Urithi Education Fund was incorporated on September 9,
2008 in the state of Michigan. The
United States Internal Revenue Service granted 501(c)(3) public charity status on
September 15, 2009.
Our work is secular and non-religious; however, we strive to be culturally sensitive and respectful to the practices and customs of the people of Kithoka, who are primarily Christian or Muslim.
What are we really about?
Our ultimate mission is to alleviate suffering in Kenya from
acute poverty found only in developing countries.
How we will alleviate suffering?
We are founded in the belief that EDUCATION is a key
component for change in addressing the issues of acute poverty. KUEF focuses on
EDUCATION as critical for transformative change for both individuals and communities.
Education for children is a luxury that many parents around
the world cannot afford. Kenya is one such place. With a per capita income of
$730 (World Bank 2007), poverty is the primary reason most Kenyans do not
complete high school.
Education is the seed of opportunity, particularly for
What is Our Approach?
(1) We work in partnership with local Kenyan communities to
develop and grow projects that enrich and enhance education.
(2) Our emphasis is on sustainable solutions to improve
education for those living in acute poverty.
(3) Our current focus is to expand and enhance the
educational resources in the Kithoka community near Meru, Kenya.
KUEF attracts people of compassion
who desire to
serve the disadvantaged
and offer sustainable change.
The work of KUEF is not religious.
You can learn more about KUEF by reading about current and