Mentoring Families

Our focus as an organization is to help families with economic development and self-reliance all over the world. Our projects are currently centered in Kenya, but our methods are duplicatable and can be implemented anywhere. 

We begin with teaching stewardship through gardening, which is a low-cost start up program that allows us to see if the family is willing to really work with us. The goal is to grow the garden for food, and sell the excess to help the family with additional supplies.

Our Mentoring Families Stories

Mentoring Families: Facity’s Story

Mentoring Families: Facity’s Story

Mentoring Families in Kenya: Facity's StoryMentoring families in Kenya is something that is an area that we saw a huge need four years ago when we met Facity in Bomet. Facity is a widow with 5 children, and when we met her, her husband had passed away, leaving her...

Meet Our Families: Mercy and Vincent

Meet Our Families: Mercy and Vincent

Meet our Families: Mercy and Vincent The first time we met Vincent, we taught him how to brush his teeth with a toothbrush. We arrived in Bomet, Kenya during our second expedition with the intention of working with five families. Vincent's was the fifth that we met on...

Mentoring Families: A Rice and Beans Miracle

Mentoring Families: A Rice and Beans Miracle

We want to share a miracle with you. It's times like these that we get to see some of the intangible results of the work we have done in Kenya. When we realized that during this shutdown our ongoing projects were going to be shut down as well, we talked with our...

Mentoring Families: World Water Day in Kenya

Mentoring Families: World Water Day in Kenya

World Water Day is an annual event on March 22nd, and this year, our team was in Kenya to install a Water Storage System at a school in a community called Nkareta, where we have worked for the past year and a half. Typically, when we install a Water Storage System, we...

Mentoring Families: A Tree Farm in Kenya

Mentoring Families: A Tree Farm in Kenya

A Tree Farm in Kenya In the Fall of 2017, we visited Nkareta for the first time. Nkareta is a community of around 3000 people, just outside of Narok. Our goal at the time was to do family assessments, which we like to do when we "open" a new area. We met Jacob, who is...

The $5 Friday Fundraisers on Facebook

The $5 Friday Fundraisers on Facebook

What is a $5 Friday Fundraiser on Facebook? $5 Friday Fundraisers on Facebook began back in July 2015 when we decided to start 100 Humanitarians International. We were able to fundraise for 25 desks for Tenkes School, and later we added a new kitchen to cook for 300...

100 Humanitarians Turns Three Years Old

100 Humanitarians Turns Three Years Old

100 Humanitarians Turns Three Years Old 100 Humanitarians Turned 3 years old in July, after making it through the "Terrible Twos!" Not really, we had an amazing year with three full expeditions and a great deal of love and accomplishments. Some highlights: Partnered...

Serve Locally, Give Globally – Quarters for Kids

Serve Locally, Give Globally – Quarters for Kids

Serve Locally, Give Globally. In early April, Lori Hildebrand and I did an assembly at Rose Creek Elementary in Riverton, Utah, sharing with them our experiences in Kenya. Lori and her sons are joining 100 Humanitarians International for our June expedition to serve...

The Start of Self-Reliance

The Start of Self-Reliance

The jeeps rumbled up the mountain, winding on bumpy dirt roads. Out the windows were fields of green interrupted by rectangular dung huts baked hard in the African sun, several of them with brightly colored cloth drying on a fence. Everything was so new to us. Life is...

Pulling Garden Weeds in Kenya

Pulling Garden Weeds in Kenya

Going to Joyce’s house was one of my favorite days of our November trip. She is open, hopeful, helpful, and kind. Not only did we get the chance to pull garden weeds and plant her garden, we had the opportunity to teach children about the benefit of hard work. There...