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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HOW?

  • Pray with us
  • Volunteer your skills and talent
  • Provide a loving home to an at-risk child
  • Give humanitarian aid
  • Be a kinship family
  • Be a member of Buckner Kenya local donors.
  • Internship opportunities
Contact us for details on how to join

How You Can Help

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

  • 19/02/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Going Above and Beyond to Boost Food Security during the Pandemic

    Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, with approximately 75% of Kenyans in the rural set-up, relying fully on agriculture as their source of income. Buckner Kenya transforms lives and builds strong families by empowering people from vulnerable families to adopt the practice of modern technology in farming, to make ends meet.

     

    A broad smile covers Jenifer Khavere’s face, as she ploughs her farm and feeds chicken in Liyavo village, Kitale town. A smile that she could not afford two years ago, before the inception of Buckner Kenya, through Buckner Kitale Family Hope Centre- Seed of Hope.

     

    Jennifer’s life took a different twist when she enrolled for family coaching classes at Buckner Kitale Family Hope Centre, where she was empowered on better parenting, economic strengthening, faith and finance and volunteering.

     

    The announcement of the first COVID-19 positive case in Kenya in March last year, prompted Jenifer to venture fully into farming, so that she can fend for her family. She used the knowledge acquired from the program to grow maize, beans, sweet potatoes as well as practice poultry farming. 

     

    “Iam grateful to Buckner Kenya for  training me on various aspects of life, most of which I did not have an idea, the knowledge that I received from the program came in handy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, since I am able to provide for my family, solemnly, by selling food crop and chicken,” said Jeniffer.

     

    According to Phanice Simiyu, the program manager, many families that enroll for training have the desire to practice farming, but lack knowledge on how to handle finance or even the best way to practice farming, hence the need for social workers at the facility to create goals and walk them through the journey of making their dream a reality.

     

    “It warms our hearts when we see clients who have gone through family coaching classes in our program, become successful in life, the transformation seen in different families gives us hope that indeed there is light at the end of the tunnel,” said Phanice

     

    The program also provides the clients with seeds, fertilizer and pesticides.

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  • 11/02/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    The Power of Shoes in Transforming Lives

    Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls thrives on the mantra that the gift of shoes can be the first step in a transformational journey. Buckner Kenya echoes this sentiment by providing new shoes to thousands of vulnerable children and families in different parts of the country.

     

    More than 400 street families from Nairobi, Kenya, received shoes from Buckner Kenya, courtesy of Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. The children, most of whom are aged below 18 years, have spent the better part of their lives in the streets, owing to tough living conditions experienced in different homes.

     

    Majority of the children ended up in the streets after they were rejected by their parents, due to lack of enough money to take care of their needs, some were driven away by family issues such as violence, while others are orphaned. A huge percentage of street kids are attracted to dangerous behavior and the freedom to dictate their lives, as it is in the street; while others are not willing to attend school and abide by the set regulations in their home.

     

    “I left home six months ago, after I was forced to go school, something that I did not like. I am one person who does not like living under rules and regulations, I love having a free life, however, life in the streets has not been as smooth as I expected. I sleep outside in the cold, I wear torn clothes and spend most days hungry, I am however grateful to Buckner Kenya for offering me with a new pair of shoes, this has given me hope that someone cares for me,” said a street child.

     

    Shoes shine hope in the lives of many children as well as keeps them healthy, since they are protected from infections such as jiggers. The children can also attend school daily and connect the families with different Buckner Kenya family Hope Centers, in Nairobi, Cherangany, Busia, Bungoma and Kitale.

    #HopeShinesHere

     

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  • 05/02/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    New Beginning

    Buckner Kenya believes in a new beginning, even after the COVID-19 pandemic rendered most people hopeless and got different countries across the globe on their knees. The first step to the journey towards a fresh beginning is by forgetting the past and focusing on the future.

     

    The book of Isaiah 43:18-19 emphasizes on the importance of forgetting the past, since the Lord has promised us a bright future. “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.,"

     

    Just like the Lord spoke to Isaiah about letting his past go, he simply tells us that we can learn from our mistakes, make changes, ask for forgiveness and move on. This does not only apply to the mistakes made, but also the challenges that one encountered in the past years. The second part on His intention to do new things in our lives teaches us that letting go the past, gives room for new and great things, and the best way for us to accomplish that, is by fixing our eyes on Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith.

     

    This is a word of encouragement to everyone who had lost hope in life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people lost their livelihoods and loved ones, schools were closed and the prices of goods and services went up. However, people should forget about what happened last year, and focus on having a new and brighter 2021. The Lord promise us that he will help us go through the challenges and emerge victorious.

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