Our History      

  KUEF attracts people of compassion 
who desire to serve vulnerable children and youth
and offer sustainable change.

Kenyan Urithi Education Fund was formed by a group of individuals who shared a common experience together while visiting a very poor rural community in Kenya on a mission trip.  Deeply personal and enriching relationships developed with members of this Kenyan community, resulting in transformational experiences  for all involved.  Passion, skills, interest and need led to partnering with local leaders to develop educational opportunities for a population for whom secondary education had not previously been available.  Kenyan and US leaders committed to  make a difference for those living in acute poverty  in the Kithoka community. Substantial impact was soon realized.  

To grow beyond a locally sponsored mission projects,  open this opportunity to the larger world and involve a diverse group of additional participants, Kenyan Urithi Education Fund was started in the hope of having an even greater impact
 in Kithoka!

Photo of Kenyan partners:  Moses Marete,
Dickson Gutobu and Dr. Karambu Ringera

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 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.


Why Education?

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 desperately poor.


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.

                The work of KUEF is not religious.

You can learn more about KUEF by reading about current and past projects.