MNU Passion to Serve Project | Kenya | MidAmerica Nazarene University

Kenya 2010-2011

> Amount Raised by the MNU Community: $35,000

MNU partnered with Nazarene district superintendent, Peter Okinyo, to reach Siaya, Kenya. Our connection with Rev. Okinyo occurred when an MNU ministry student spent a summer in that region and witnessed the overwhelming need to assist vulnerable children. Many of these children survive day-to-day in Siaya living in precarious situations without basic necessities and protection. The campus-wide plan of action met not only the physical needs of safe residential facilities, healthy food, and clean water but also included adult care givers who foster mentoring relationships and a support network for the children.

Additional Kenya Stats

Number of Participants: 15
Amount Raised by Each Participant: $2,500.00
Total Raised by Team: $37,500.00
Length of Trip: 15 days, average of 8 hours per day
Rate of Volunteer Time: $21.79
Value* of Volunteer Time per Hour: $39,222.00 
         (15 days x 8 hours x $21.79 = $4,613.76; $2,614.80 x 15 participants = $39,222.00)

*The value of volunteer time is calculated through Independent Sector.


The campus-wide plan of action meets not only the physical needs of safe residential facilities and healthy food, but also includes adult care givers who will foster mentoring relationships and a support network for the children.

The project costs include the acquisition of land, construction of housing, the purchase of a vehicle, and start-up costs for various sustainability initiatives such as a community garden and chicken coop. Rev. Okinyo, along with his wife, Grace, will provide leadership for this project and ongoing oversight. MNU also plans to send students to the site during the summer of 2011 to assist with the implementation of the project.

Every gift makes a significant difference in our efforts to make a transformational impact on children’s lives in East Africa.

Contact Us

Attn: MNU ServiceCorps

2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062

Phone: 913-971-3541
Fax: 913.971.3401


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