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Our Work in Kenya

Children in Mathare North slum, Nairobi Kenya

“Foundation for Peace has been a big blessing to the children of Kenya. Their hand in hand — mkono kwa mkono — mission trip work has seen the construction of a three-story orphanage. classrooms and boarding facilities.”
~Stephen and Rosemary Mbogo, founders of ByGrace Academy

Since beginning work in Kenya, our short-term mission teams have built or are completing:
1 School/orphanage building
1 Basketball court
1 Community center/church complex
In 2007 Foundation for Peace took its first mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya. We partnered with Pastors Stephen and Rosemary Mbogo of the ByGrace Academy, Pastor Oliver Agufa of African Enterprise, and the Living Word Church in the Mathare North slum.

From 2007 to 2011 we constructed a three-story building that provided classrooms, a library, office space, and dormitories for the children and staff of the ByGrace Academy. This building allowed 100% more children come to ByGrace for an education—from 50 to 100.

In addition to construction FFP mission teams have done the following ministry activities in and around the slums of Mathare North:

  • Cared for HIV/AIDS patients and their families with African Enterprise
  • Offered financial support, training and encouragement to the caregivers
  • Provided medical care and medicines to about 700 people in Mathare North slum
  • Organized professional development programs for teachers
  • Presented Bible school programs
  • Taught science and other enrichment programs at ByGrace
  • Hosted a women’s conference on economic and health issues
  • Supported the growth of economic development programs including a tailor shop and bead shop
  • Funded a bakery that provides quality food and created 13 jobs

In 2012, we started construction of a large community center/church complex – an ambitious project for sure. The community center, on the first floor, will house small businesses, rooms for community activities, a medical clinic and rehabilitation center. The second floor will be the new home of Living Word Church.

ByGrace AcademyByGrace Academy – orphanage, school and dormitories 

Medical clinic at Living Word Church

Hundreds wait in line for a medical clinic at Living Word Church


2013 Kenya mission team

2013 Kenya mission team

Kenya Partner Communities

Ngong Hills outreach and projects
Mathare North Outreach activities
Kayole Medical outreach, Ministry outreach
Soweto  Medical outreach, Ministry outreach
Eastleigh  Ministry outreach



Projects, outreach and development



MEDICAL OUTREACH includes nursing clinics, one-day medical clinics, home health visits, medical training, hearing assessment and disease prevention education.
MINISTRY OUTREACH includes worship, children’s ministries (e.g. vacation Bible school) and evangelism efforts.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT includes building latrines, gardens, houses, basketball courts and playgrounds, distributing food and clothing, and providing special assistance to individuals and families.