PHP Kenya

Our Approach

In Kenya, the Foundation supports holistic community development. In 2008, Ken Goldenberg traveled to Kenya for the first time. When he visited Igoji, a small town in central Kenya, he knew he had found a special place. Since then, the Foundation’s programs have grown and evolved to accommodate the needs of Igoji, as determined by Igoji residents, including student scholarships, microfinancing for entrepreneurs, organizational capacity building, capital improvement projects and more.

What We Do

Schools

PHP supports and collaborates with three schools in the heart of Igoji: Mutonga Primary School, St Lucy’s School for the Visually Impaired, and Igoji Primary School. These ongoing partnerships allow PHP to meet critical needs of students, families, and staff through creative means, including grant funding, internal capacity building, in-kind donations, capital improvement projects, professional development, and tuition assistance.

Microfinance

PHP believes in the power of self-sufficiency to transform lives. As such, we issue modest loans to individuals and groups who demonstrate sound business planning and innovation. To date, we have provided assistance to the St. Catherine Group, a church-supported organization with over 50 members who run small enterprises, and several individuals whose lives have been changed since establishing their own businesses.

Essential Assistance

For those who due to disability, sickness or other unfortunate circumstances are unable to provide for themselves, PHP issues monthly allowances for essential needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

Community Institutions

PHP recognizes importance of synergy among groups and organizations to make up a healthy community. Many of Igoji’s vital institutions also receive monetary and human resources from PHP, including a boarding home for young women with physical disabilities, an Alcoholics Anonymous group, and several local churches, hospitals, and orphanages