Our Joy

By Pam and Jim Lemons When Joy entered the Umoja Project in the Chulaimbo region of Kenya as an 8-year-old child, she was living with her mother who was a nurse and single head of her household. Joy’s father died when she was two years old and her mother had raised her family (six children)…

We’re in the news in Kenya!

Check out this article in The Citizen Voice in Kenya: Global Interfaith Partnership new Executive Director Denise Soltis{Third right} and he colleague present a dummy cheque worth shs 2,611,058 to some of the students they are sponsoring in secondary schools through Umoja Foundation project in Kisumu West Sub-County-Photo By Dickson Odhiambo. By Dickson Odhiambo.  March…

Meet Esther

By Sarah Neff, Duke Divinity School Intern, Summer 2016 This is Esther. When we first met Esther a few weeks ago, she came running around the side of her house to greet us. She is amazing to see: tall, strong, vibrant, with a smile that takes you in immediately. She ushered us in, come in,…

“Love is more than words”

Meet Lorite November 2017 Lorite is currently studying marine business management at Moi University, but she joined Umoja Project when she was in primary school. Here is a letter she wrote when she was in 7th grade: I am Lorite. I am in Standard Seven in Bar-Anding’o Primary School. I want to appreciate Umoja services…

Spotlight on Secondary Education

This winter we are focusing on providing secondary school tuition for our hard-working students. All Kenyan students pay fees to attend school beyond the 8th year. As Umoja Project primary school students receive food and support over the years, more are achieving high scores on the KCPE exam, which determines the secondary education options available…

Four Qualify for Direct University Admission

Congratulations to the four Umoja candidates whose top KCSE scores garnered them direct admission to university! Erick Otieno, Chulaimbo Boys Secondary School Gilbert Omondi, Bar Union Secondary School Joseph Otieno, St. George Sianda Secondary School Millicent Akinyi, Sinyolo Girls Secondary School Other Umoja graduates will interview for positions as project assistants with Global Interfaith Partnership.…