Hope for the future
Hope and Kindness was founded in 2002 by Terry and Judi Mott. They went to Kenya to set up a small school and orphanage and now, nearly nine years later, the school has grown to accomodate 140 children. In 2012 Hope and Kindness is planning to open a self sufficient school to train young people in agricultural and business skills to equip them for a brighter future.You can find out more details of our latest achievements and plans for the future by clicking here.
Africa STILL needs the world to do more than look on!
Africa seems to have been at the top of the world's “To Do” list for a long time now. Looking at the situation in Africa positively some of the Gr8 ideas discussed by world leaders are slowly being turned into practical aid to the world's poorest countries.
Yet still, in Africa today
Millions of children are being orphaned because of HIV, and many die from malaria and diseases caused by chronic malnutrition
Families are being destroyed by grinding poverty
Experiencing everyday life in an African country first hand changes your life—forever.
In 2005 Jeffrey Sachs wrote:
"The greatest tragedy of our time is that one sixth of humanity is not even on the development ladder. A large number of the extreme poor are caught in a poverty trap, unable on their own to escape from extreme material development. They are trapped by disease, physical isolation, climate stress, environmental degradation and by extreme poverty itself ....................Our generation's challenge is to help the poorest of the poor to escape from the misery of extreme poverty so that they may begin their own ascent up the ladder of economic development." (The End of Poverty - Penguin 2005)
Will you join us in rising to this challenge?
Our work is a simple and practical expression of the Christian principle of loving our neighbours. We believe this is achieved through unselfish acts of loving kindness, encouraging and empowering others to do the same.
Hope and Kindness Mission Statement
Hope and Kindness is dedicated to the relief of poverty and promotion of sustainable development in rural Western Kenya.
We achieve these goals by providing free primary education in our own primary school, a school feeding program, care of orphans in a children's home, providing employment, water and sanitation projects, emergency relief, support for small businesses and vocational education.
What principles or beliefs guide our work?
“Sometimes I would like to ask God why he allows poverty suffering and injustice when he could do something about it.”
“Well why don't you ask him?”
“Because I'm afraid he would ask me the same question.”
(Anomymous - quoted in The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns)
"Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles and refuse to let the world corrupt us"
(James 1:27 NLT)
"Dear children, let us stop saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions"
(1 John 3:18 NLT)
"God sets the lonely in families"