BUCKNER KENYA

Transforming lives and Building strong families.

Changing the lives of our vulnerable communities using innovative and progressive means.

About Buckner Kenya

Buckner Kenya is registered in Kenya as an NGO to transform the lives of vulnerable children, and build strong families. Since 2001 Buckner Kenya has maximized on resources and leadership and witnessed exponential growth and expansion in service delivery to the vulnerable.

About Us

Empowerment Programs

Providing focused holistic training and opportunities for sustainable livelihood.

Family Programs

We engage, equip, elevate and strengthen families in our Hope Centres.

Community Programs

 Providing  highly specialized community driven approaches in health, education, business skills and family coaching services.


HOPE SHINES HERE®. EVERYONE. EVERYWHERE.

We are Buckner Kenya, a non-profit organization that offers a variety of services to children and families to build socio-economic skills  to succeed in life.

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  • Give humanitarian aid
  • Be a kinship family
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  • Internship opportunities
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We acknowledge that offering educational scholarships, medical supplies, clothing, foodstuff, stationery and sanitary towels to children and families through Buckner Kenya is the first step of their transformational journey. Donate today!

News from Our Blog

  • 09/04/2020 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Extending a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    More than 46 families from Hututu village in Cherangany Subcounty have today received manna packs from Buckner Cherangany Family Hope Centre, amid the ongoing Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. 


    The one-day event saw more than 406 packets of manna pack distributed to Family Hope Centre family coaching clients, Kinship care clients, residents of Hututu village and the neighbouring community.

    Buckner Kenya’s Executive Country Director Dickson Masindano acknowledges the move taken by social workers to shine hope in the lives of many, especially during this time, when the country’s economy is dwindling.

    “Our social workers are more than ready to offer food to the vulnerable in the communities that we serve and even outside. We understand that most people survive on a dollar a day and depend on casual labour for a living, but have now been disrupted by this pandemic, that has led to the closure of some open-air markets,” said Dickson.

    Mr Masindano also encouraged members of the community to adhere to governments directives on combating COVID-19.

    Jackline Muindi, a 67-year-old mother of nine and grandmother of four, visited Buckner Kenya’s Family Hope Centre in Cherangany while  in dire need of food for his family. Jackline is used to spending most nights on an empty stomach, and smoke emerges from her small, round, grass-thatched kitchen, once in a blue moon.

    “I am very grateful to Buckner Kenya for giving me food. I didn’t know what my children would have for dinner today since I don’t have money to purchase food. We only took porridge yesterday and have not taken any other food, my grandchildren have lost weight drastically, but I am glad that this meal will put a smile on their face. May God Bless Buckner Kenya," said Jackline.

    Judith Nafula, an FHC client from the program who depends on small scale farming to make ends meet, was left in a dilemma following a 7:00 pm curfew that was enacted by the government. Judith would hawk her produce in the community until late in the night; she now has no option other than watching her products rote in the shamba due to lack of clients.

    “Saying thank you is not enough for me to show my gratitude to Buckner Kenya for the support. I will continue praying for its leaders, donors and members of staff to continue transforming the lives of many, globally. I will always share the good deeds that Buckner has done for me wherever I go,” said Judith.


    Most residents of Trans Nzoia county depend on maize farming, with a handful majoring on dairy and horticultural farming.

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  • 06/02/2020 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    100 percent form one transition.

    Buckner Kenya’s Executive Country Director, Dickson Masindano has issued scholarships to more than 20 bright and needy students who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in 2019 from Buckner schools.


    Speaking during a thanks giving ceremony at Hope Buckner Community School in Bungoma, the director guaranteed all parents who are not able to raise school fees for their children, his support. A move that will ensure, all students gain admission to several high schools in the country.

    “I am glad that most pupils from all Buckner Kenya run schools attained good grades. We are more than willing to support students whose parents cannot raise money for school fees and other basic needs such as shoes,” Said Mr. Masindano adding, “Buckner Kenya’s goal is to transform lives, that is why we want to ensure that all students who sat for their national exam from any of our schools, join secondary school. This is the only way the pupils can transform the society,”

    Emma Akoth, a former student at Reynolds Community School in Cherangany is one of the scholarship beneficiaries. She scored 450 marks out of the possible 500 and secured a chance at Asumbi Girls High School.

    “I am grateful to Buckner Kenya for granting me a scholarship to pursue my studies at a national school. It takes a lot of sacrifice, prayers and hard work for one to attain good grades. I am also grateful to my teachers who sharpened my English and Swahili writing skills. When I joined the school in ECDE, the only language that I was well conversant with, was my mother tongue. One of the greatest achievements that I have attained from this school is that, I scored straight A’s in both languages,” said Emma.

    Buckner Kenya’s Reynolds Community school in Cherangany, Hope Buckner Community School in Bungoma, Seed of Hope Academy in Kitale and Baptist Preparatory School in Nairobi’s Dandora slums, produced excellent results, with most students gaining admission at top national schools in the country including; Lugulu Girls High School, Friends School Kamusinga, St Lukes Kimilili Boys, St Mary’s Kibabii Boys High School, St Josephs Girls Kitale, Tartar Girls, Turkana Girls, Chewoiyet Boys and Asumbi Girls High School.

    #HopeShinesHere.

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  • 16/12/2019 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Buckner Kenya shines hope in the lives of 22 beneficiaries.

    The early Saturday morning was beautiful with its vast flow of clarity: The iota of low-level sky-blue clouds that were spread-out to the horizon signified the start of a bright future for 22 Buckner Kenya beneficiaries.


    Buckner Kenya’s Executive Country Director Dickson Masindano graced the successful transitioning of Buckner Kenya’s scholarship beneficiaries from Buckner Kitale Family Hope Centre (SOH) and Buckner Cherangany Family Hope Centre (Reynolds).

    The Champions of Hope were admitted in to the Buckner Programs at a tender age and have successfully graduated with various Diploma and Degree awards from different institutions of higher learning in Kenya.

    “I am glad that Buckner Kenya has transformed the lives of many children in this country, through funding that we receive from donors. The funding has helped in educating and providing basic needs for thousands of children who hail from vulnerable family backgrounds in Kenya. We are very grateful to the donors,” said Mr Masindano “ I would like to encourage all the beneficiaries who have transitioned from the program to keep up with the spirit of hard work and always look at the sunny side of life, I promise to help them when a job opportunity arises,”

    Demise of parents, neglect, lack of school fees and poor living conditions prompted the admission of majority of the children into the foster and kinship care program.


    Buckner Kenya through its social workers ensured that they were taken to good schools, paid their school fees, provided them with basic needs including books and clothes and gave them upkeep to facilitate their stay in school.

    Valentine Mogire, a graduate teacher of literature and sign language acknowledged that joining Buckner Kenya revealed a sense of restoration in her life, she has gradually moved from living in rags to living in riches.

    “I was living a miserable life before I got recruited to Buckner Kenya. I wore tone clothes, I lacked school fees and lived in a house that had a leaking roof. I am glad that joining Buckner Kenya transformed my life. I have also grown spiritually and successfully gone through school and graduated with a Degree, despite the fact that most people knew that I was a failure and thought that I would end up being a house manager,” said Valentine

    The 22 are shinning examples to hundreds of beneficiaries under Buckner Kenya.

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