Our Challenge is Poverty
Poverty comes in all forms, physical, spiritual, emotional, relational, economic. It robs people of their basic needs— food, clean water, sanitation, healthcare, and education. It destroys hope, purpose, and self-worth. It infects hearts with isolation, apathy, dependency, disconnection, and addiction. Poverty is life fallen short of God’s intent.
Our Strategy is Holistic
Poverty fractures relationship with self, others, God, and society. We strive to make these relationships whole and transform lives so that people in extreme poverty can live as God intended. Our strategy is holistic: The whole gospel for the whole person. Our integrated programs address brokenness in every area of life to bring hope in Christ. Every MOHI program seeks to educate, empower, restore, and redeem.
Our Results are Transformational
Children educated, parents empowered, communities restored, lives redeemed. The hope of Christ is spreading throughout unreached and overlooked communities and we won’t stop until God’s transformation increases beyond measure.
Our focus and strength is serving in disadvantaged communities. We began in the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi and have since spread to adjacent slums. In 2013, we started reaching remote and rural communities nationwide.
After hearing God’s persistent call to minister in Mathare, Wallace and Mary Kamau founded MOHI in the year 2000 with an initial enrollment of 50 kindergarten students. Over the years, God has blessed the ministry through new partners and rapid growth. Today, over 21,000 students attend school in our 25 centers and our transformational programs reach thousands more.