In 2004, a core of volunteer leaders in the United States to mobilize like-minded individuals working to improve educational opportunity and family security for children in Kendu Bay, Kenya.
Kenya Self Help Project has identified fundamental areas where assistance from generous and caring donors can make an immediate and long-term impact to reverse the cycles of poverty while promoting self-sufficiency and community participation. We support initiatives for student scholarships, girls social empowerment and water. Programs are implemented by our management team in Homa Bay.
Kenya Self Help Project is an authorized 501(c)(3) public charity administered by an all-volunteer board of directors in the United States. 100% of every donation is applied directly to program services in Kenya.
KSHP Board of Directors
Sarah A. DeKoven, Board Chairman
Wall Street management and social work
Ray Bartik, Secretary
Water resources and energy consultant
Rick DeKoven, Treasurer
Retired financial executive
Kathleen H. Dodge, Exec Director
Lifelong educator and teacher leader
Evon Bartik, Director
Health care specialist
Catherine Connell, Director
Practicing social worker
Bryan Gianesin, Director
Attorney, entrepreneur and businessman
Laguna Beach, CA
Sarah Forrester, Director
Advocate for women and children; raised in Kenya
The Honorable Phoebe M. Asiyo, Consulting Director
Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Development Fund for Women
Former Kenya Member of Parliament from Rachuonyo District (Kendu Bay)