CHANCE FOR A NEW START
Kenya, one of the most developed and economically robust nations in Africa, descended into ethnic violence after a disputed presidential election in 2007. In the summer of 2009, a severe drought brought conditions more usually associated with its poorer neighbors, like Ethiopia or Chad. In late 2007, Kenya was in a position most of Africa would envy. Its economy had been humming along, with a growth rate around 7 percent and a billion-dollar-a-year tourism industry.
The country was at peace — nothing to sneeze at in a neighborhood that includes war-racked Somalia, Sudan and Congo. Despite the recent national struggles, ELI operations in Kenya have continued to thrive since 1995.
Since then a team of trained nationals and USA staff and volunteers have worked together to help thousands of suffering people find the pathway to empowerment and spiritual transformation.
ELI has established:
- 2 Skills for Life training centers near Eldoret, Kenya.
- 2 Children’s homes that provide care for orphans.
- The Brook of Faith Christian Academy, a school for orphans and vulnerable children.
- Dynamic programs such as: Kenya Anti-Alcohol Program – which is an on-site rehabilitation program and also village 12 step recovery / accountability groups. In addition – The dynamic “Kuwezesha Kulima” (empowered farmer) program is expanding exponentially and changing the lives of suffering farmers and the Dynamic Business Start-up program is achieving great results among hundreds growing entrepreneurs.