To support this trip we will be having “A Night Out Dinner Social” fund raiser on Saturday, June 28th. At the Dinner we want to have a Silent Auction and a Raffle. To make this fund raiser a success, so that we can support the mission work, we need “large ticket” items for the Silent Auction and we need gift baskets and smaller ticket items for the Raffle.

We hope that you can join us in helping to carry on this mission work in Kenya by providing some items for the mission fund raiser and by attending the Dinner on June 28th.

Our mission is to relieve poverty while providing opportunities for people to reach their full potential as they become self-reliant, contributing members of their communities.

Since 2007, the Lango Baya Mission has been assisting orphans, their caregiver families and communities in Kenya with food support, educational support, agricultural training and community development projects designed to improve the lives of those locked in a struggle of hunger, poverty and lack of opportunity.

All people should have the opportunity to live free of fear, to fulfill the basic needs of life and to improve their lives and overcome obstacles which they did not create.

Food distributions for families in serious need is accommodated through registration with our Village Coordinators who know the families and visit them regularly.  We also distribute school uniforms and in the past we have distributed kerosene lanterns, which we now hope to replace with the new GravityLight, which uses no fuel but generates light using gravity. A very exciting development.
Our high school (secondary) students have been with us for several years and are progressing well toward a path that will take them to college and beyond.  Perhaps for most, they will be the first member of their family who has gone past a high school education.  We also have quite a few students in our program who are attending college or university.  One of our university students will be graduating next summer with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology.  We also have college students studying Community Health and Development who indicate a desire to come to work for us when they complete their studies.  We are very excited about working with them.  Education is an important element in promoting self-sufficiency within the families and communities in Kenya.
In addition to the above projects, we continue to provide school supplies and school books, especially reading books for elementary age children, which are sorely needed in the schools in Kenya.  We have also provided medical clinics in the villages and motivational seminars for students during the periods of school breaks. We initiated and continue to support a tree planting project with the children in the villages to help restore the biodiversity that once existed in this region.  And with a grant from Rotary Clubs International we constructed six water distribution kiosks in six villages to create greater access to water for the women and girls who must collect water each morning and evening and carry it to their huts.  We do all this as part of our long term goal of promoting community development and self-reliance among the families who live in the Malindi District.

We are thankful for the support of our donors who make all this work possible.