MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the IntoKenya.org, a 501(C)3 organization, (Mama Alice's Foundation) is to provide opportunities for people to be in ministry to orphan and vulnerable children of Irechelo Village of Kenya by providing a facility and resources for their health, education, and spiritual development.
Halfway around the world we discovered a different way of life! We were amazed to discover how the people we met live without running water, intermittent electricity, and walking everywhere they want to go. Schools are crowded and have few books, few teachers, and poor buildings. We met Mama Alice in Busilwa Irechelo village near Kakamega. Mama Alice is a pastor and peasant farmer who has helped needy children for over 20 years. There are about 300 children in need of clothing, food, and shelter, as well as educational support. God touched our hearts, and we decided we needed to do something to help this village! On our return we developed a non-profit 501(C)3 mission, Into Kenya, which is incorporated in the State of Illinois and a 100% volunteer organization.
Our efforts are divided into three phases: Phase I, buying land, has been accomplished; and Phase II, drilling a well and building a holding tank was completed the summer of 2020. Now that this is accomplished, with the help of friends and supporters, the children's center will be planned and built.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INTO KENYA, ELGIN, ILLINOIS
Roger Klemm, President
Gama Aywa, Executive Director
Kay Mills, Secretary
Bill Werst, Treasurer
Kris Hemphill, Board Member
Jayson Hemphill, Board Member
Kyle Bault, Board Member
Hannah Krog, Board Member
Muriel Covington, Board Member
Jan Stokes, Board Member
Picture of Board to be updated when possible
MAMA ALICE FOUNDATION IRECHELO, NGO IN KENYA
Naftali Munyobi, Chairman; Rosemary Mwandihi, Secretary; Alice Okisa Odinga, Executive Director; Japheth Aywa, Director; Nelima, Director; Nancy, Director; Naomi Anyiso, Treasurer.