Gitathuru is home to approximately 25,000 people. The major religions in this community are Christianity and African indigenous religions. The main economic activity in the area is small-scale businesses. Major challenges in the community include unemployment, alcoholism, insecurity, HIV & AIDS, illiteracy, teenage pregnancies, and school dropout.
Our Gitathuru center continues to grow gradually. In addition to providing education, the center’s staff members reach out to the community and evangelize to individuals, families, and groups. Our feeding program has been able to reduce cases of malnutrition and enhance good health to our students. The school provides quality education in a Christian environment and has been able to teach sound doctrine in partnership with Outreach Hope Church. During the center’s existence, the community has experienced remarkable improvements in security, household income, infrastructure, and sanitation. Community members are constructing permanent structures to replace temporary shanties, an indicator of increased hope and community-building.