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

  • 26/06/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Blessed is the Hand that Giveth

    Acts 20:35 “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work, we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

     

    The word of God teaches us on the importance of supporting the vulnerable by providing them with food, clothes, education, medication and a place they can call home. This not only helps improve someone’s life from dependency to self-reliance, but also boosts the country’s economy.

     

    How Jesus helped the poor

    Jesus showed mercy to the poor in several instances as written in Bible, he gave sight to the blind, touched the leper and healed the sick. He interacted freely with the poor and people that were neglected by the community.

     

    Verses that talk about helping the poor

    Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you"—when you already have it with you. Proverbs 3:27-28

     

    Give generously to [the poor] and do so without a grudging heart, then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore, I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. — Deuteronomy 15:10-11

     

    Today’s word teaches us to take care of the vulnerable, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen many people loose their livelihood.

     

     

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  • 09/06/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Indian COVID-19 Variant in Kenya

    The detection of the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kenya has left several people in limbo, especially at the time when most Kenyans were in relaxation mode, owing to the reduction of the COVID-19 cases in the country. It was business as usual for several people, trying to make ends meet and recover the lose they incurred last year. The economy was slowly opening up, students resumed physical learning, curfew hours ranged from 10:00 pm to 4:00am while lockdown in the affected counties, was lifted.

     

    Transmission

    Just like the commonly known COVID-19 virus, the Indian variant is transmitted when cough and sneezing droplets of an infected person gets into contact with another person, through the nose, mouth or eyes.

     

    Signs and symptoms

    High temperatures

    Persistent cough

    Loss of taste and smell

     

    Prevention

    Get vaccinated

    Eat healthy food

    Put on your face mask properly

    Maintain social distancing when visiting crowded places

    Sanitize your hands with alcohol-based sanitizer or wash them with soap and clean, running water

    Avoid shaking hands

     

    Kenya has recorded several cases of the Indian COVID-19 variant, over the past two months, with the number of infected patients increasing tremendously this week, and counties from the lake region being the most affected, after hosting the 58th Madaraka day celebration, on 1st of June.

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  • 13/05/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    Being Our Brother’s Keeper during the Pandemic

    Buckner Kenya continues to support other organizations taking care of vulnerable children and families in Kenya, by providing them with manna packs, shoes, school supplies, clothes, and water filter buckets, during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered most people hopeless. 

     

    The organizations are situated in different parts of Nairobi, and just like Buckner Kenya, they also provide temporal shelter to children who are in dire need of care and protection, as they look for a permanent solution for them.

     

    According to a representative of Imani Rehabilitation Agency, most children under their care lacked well-fitting shoes and enough school supplies that would see them attend classes comfortably when schools reopen.

     

    “We are great full to Buckner Kenya for the support they have granted us, during this pandemic. The children that we care for are excited and happy to receive new shoes, that shows them that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and school supplies that they will use when schools reopen,” said a representative from Imani Rehabilitation Agency in Nairobi

     

    Light and Hope Initiative is also an organization that takes care of vulnerable families in Kenya, by offering them food and clothing. 

     

    “The donation you gave went a long way in lifting the families we serve, some who would have gone without food, were it not for the Buckner Kenya,” said a representative from the organization

     

    Why children stay in residential facilities

     

    Several vulnerable children in Kenya have gone through residential care because they lost their parents at a tender age and other family members couldn’t take care of them because of the poverty level in the family, while other children are abandoned in hospitals, market places, public parks, thickets, and even pit latrines and litter collection sites due to several factors such as Disabilities, HIV, poverty, unplanned pregnancies, rape or incest and lack of knowledge on parenting. 

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