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Kenyan Urithi Education Fund

Transforming Lives Through Education

“It is not beyond our power to create a world

in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this

have small imaginations.”   -Nelson Mandella

 Our Vision

 KUEF recognizes

education as a key component for change and an effective, proven means of

addressing the core issues of poverty. 

We partner with the Kithoka community in Meru, Kenya to

develop effective solutions to improve education 

for those living in poverty. 

Our goal is to alleviate suffering in Kithoka from

acute poverty found only in developing countries. 


 KUEF targets basic needs that directly affect one’s educational capacity. KUEF programs are data driven and focus on proven strategies that work even in the most challenging places.

Each project addresses specific needs as identified by our Kenyan partners.

KUEF projects work to remove barriers to improve education. 

About Us

 KUEF is a small organization with significant results. 

Since 2003, we've built effective partnerships with the Kithoka community.

Offering a

"Hand Up" rather than a "Hand Out," through this partnership, we’ve seen projects thrive.  Together, we’ve reached significant goals.

Kenyan Urithi Education Fund (KUEF) is a

501 (c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Michigan and Utah. 


Board of Directors, Project Leaders and Kenyan Partners

KUEF, a 501(c)(3), is governed by a board of five directors with officers appointed by the board.      

KUEF partners with Aaka Kenya, a CBO (Community Based Organization, i.e. an NGO) registered in Kenya.

Aaka Kenya oversees the transfer of funds, administers funds to designated projects

and provides accountability.


KUEF benefits from strong, sustained leadership in Kenya and the US. The compassion and generosity of donors is to be applauded.  Jointly, we strive to develop and support projects that meet students and staff where they are with what they need. 

Our Partners include:

Bishop Lawi Imathiu Secondary School (BLISS), Kithoka Primary School, Gichunge Primary School, Aaka Kenya CBO, Nurture Our Children CBO, Kithoka Amani Children’s Home, Mwanika Kenya Methodist Church, Thiiri Cultural Centre, First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor (Michigan), and Park City Community Church (Utah). 

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