The burden of collecting water falls on the women and children of a village. Many have to walk miles to the nearest source which might be a stagnant pool or polluted river. The Hope Foundation is working with local Kenyan churches to solve this problem by digging, providing pumps and helping to maintain wells around Kenya. Costs range from $1,000 for a hand dug well to support several families to $10,000 for a deep drilled borehole to give water for a whole community. Pastor Allan said, "Giving water is a great tool for evangelism in our Muslim community. People literally come right up to the gate of our ministry and we get to share about the Living Water."
Suggested Gift: $1,000
* Share the Cost: $100
God's Word in Kiswahili
Most believers in Kenya do not own their own copy of the Bible in their own language. If we want people to trust in Jesus and to grow as disciples, it is important for them to have a personal copy of His Word to study at home. To give a Bible is to give a gift that will bring eternal returns. Each Bible only costs $10.
Suggested gift: $10
Each year, thousands are infected with malaria by one little mosquito bite. Nearly 90% of the lethal cases of malaria concern children. Through our local network, the Hope Foundation can train and distribute bed nets treated with natural insecticide. The cost to save a life is only $10.
Suggested Gift: $10
Train and Equip a Pastor Evangelist
The goal of the Hope Foundation is to build up the body of Christ while we meet physical needs in various communities. In order to do that, we partner with two local Bible schools that train pastors. We believe that these local men of God who already know the customs, language and traditions of their village are the most capable person to reach their communities for Christ. The program is a 3 year course load where students learn doctrine, and are taught how to run and grow a church. For $400 you can provide training for a pastor for the whole 3 year course. He will leave Bible school with a deeper understanding of God and the tools to reach people with the truth of God's love.
Suggested Gift: $400 for 3 year course
* Share the Cost: $125
Bikes for Pastors
Many pastors walk miles from their home to their churches, to visit church members or to shop in the village center. Many travel by foot to other remote villages to start new works. The Hope Foundation wishes to help by providing bicycles for these pastors. For $100, we can provide a rugged bicycle capable of handling the rough terrain.
Suggested Gift: $100
* Share the Cost: $25
Livestock for Hope Farms
The Hope Foundation is building a farm near Kilifi, Kenya in order to provide food and milk for the children in our programs. Presently we are cultivating five acres of land with maize and beans with an additional three acres for farm animals. As the farm moves forward we are purchasing livestock for the farm such as cows, goats, and donkeys. A $100 gift can provide a goat or a calf, $400 can buy a donkey to help carry water, while $800 can buy a milk cow. As the farm develops we hope to offer classes to local farmer on methods to improve their local harvest.
Suggested Gift: $800
* Share the Cost: $100
Without opportunities for schooling, the uneducated become trapped in poverty. The Hope Foundation wants to inspire children to reach their full potential for God. Education becomes the key to breaking the poverty cycle. The Hope Foundation builds schools that provide both the educational foundations but also the chance for these children to learn about God through the Christian Religion Education program. Our students get hope for a bright future here on earth but also gain hope for an eternity with God. For about $25,000, we can provide a building for a village school.
Suggested Gift: $25,000
* Share the Cost: $250
The HF has an on-going commitment to aiding Pastors to acquire land and build simple church buildings. For as little as $5,000 you can help give a permanent place of worship to a rural church in Africa. These open air structures are a great starting point for a village congregation who can then raise funds to complete the buildings and have real ownership of the final result.
Suggested Gift: $5,000
* Share the Cost: $500
*The Hope Foundation of Kenya is a registered 501(c)3 organization in the United States as well as a registered non-profit foundation in Kenya, Africa. Each donation given to The Hope Foundation of Kenya is tax deductible to the donor and a receipt will be given.
* SHARE THE COST: The projects listed below give two options for donations: Suggested Gift, and Share the Cost. The Suggested gift will pay for the project need completely. The Share the Cost amount will help towards that gift, but is just a suggested amount that a donor might want to give. If you want to share the cost with some friends, you could ask people to join in the donation with you and provide the need as a group. Thank you for your generosity and help for the ministry in Kenya!