FIOH-USA funds social and economic projects that foster human dignity and sustainable development in East Africa. We have close and personal relationships with those we serve.
I believe in the sacred unity and dignity of all peoples. When I learned about FIOH-USA I embraced its mission of loving neighbors we cannot see by sharing our resources in response to the unjust poverty of Kenyans and others. I joined the Board of Directors to work with a group of dedicated Western New […]
Anna O. was dying. She is a widow with HIV/AIDS with six children. She lives in the village of Usoma in Kisumu, Kenya. When she was first introduced to FIOH-USA in 2006 she was very weak and thin. Her family had no access to safe water or healthy food. It was apparent she did not […]
In 2010 Asis tried to commit suicide. That is when I first met her. She came directly from the hospital to the FIOH-K office where I stay. We talked and talked and she told me her story. Asis was from the village of Awasi. When Asis was in grade 8 she was raped by a […]
Serphine was a four-year-old patient in Kisumu Local District Hospital when I first met her in 2003 during my first trip to Kenya. She was badly burned over her chest and underarm area as a result of a cooking fire. The normal way of cooking is outside with wood slid in between three large stones […]