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
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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

  • 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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  • 13/04/2021 - Bertha Lutome 0 Comments
    The Power of the ‘Jembe’ in Boosting Food Security

    Agriculture is the back bone of Kenya’s economy, with thousands of people, situated in different parts of the country relying fully on agriculture, to make ends meet. Buckner Kenya not only empowers vulnerable people from the community but also educates them on the best agricultural practices that will result in high yields.

     

    Buckner Kenya’s Nairobi Family Hope Centre (BCC) ventures in an agribusiness enterprise that sees children and members of staff, benefit from fresh, organic food, from the farm. The food is also sold to people from the nearby community, at an affordable price.

     

    According to Fridah Aura, Business Development Manager, the farm also plays an essential role in training Family Coaching clients on the importance of giving back to the community as well learning the best agricultural practices that will boost food security.

     

    “Agribusiness provides employment and volunteer opportunities to the clients to ensure that they meet their daily needs as well as benchmark on various agricultural activities from the demonstration farms since the clients are involved in the ploughing, planting, weeding and harvesting process. Agribusiness also improves the quality of lives in many vulnerable homes threatened by exclusion and vulnerability due to poverty,” said Fridah

     

    Family coaching clients are also taught how to practice farming on various segments such as; poultry farming, livestock farming, fish farming and growing of crops such as bananas, kales, cabbages, capsicum, onions, tomatoes, maize and sugarcane among others.

     

    Making ends meet through farming

    Several family coaching clients make ends meet through the power of agriculture. Families no longer sleep on an empty stomach, they receive proper medical care, children can comfortably attend classes and they as well live healthy lives due to the consumption of fresh produce from their farm.

     

    Those that do not have enough space are encouraged to use improvised materials such as sucks, to grow vegetables such as kales and spinach.

     

    Florence Namalwa, a family coaching beneficiary from Buckner Cherangany Family Hope Centre (Reynolds) is amongst the FHC clients that have benefited from family coaching classes on entrepreneurship. She is an active farmer in Cherangany, who is passionate about poultry and livestock farming.

     

    “The training I received from Reynolds has been of help to me. My children no longer go to bed on an empty stomach since part of the profit generated from the farming business enables me to purchase food as well as cater for the other basic needs,” said Florence

     

    Buckner Kenya, through its programs, looks forward to building strong and healthy families, through agriculture.

    #HopeShinesHere

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