In Haiti, Kythoni partners primarily with Aid International (otherwise known as Faith and Love in Action), a Haitian nonprofit organization. We support their mission by sending in teams to operate mobile medical clinics, fund and participate in construction projects (schools, churches and clinics) and provide financial support for the provision of basic needs for the children in several orphanages.
Aid International was founded by Marlaine Alix. As their mission statement indicates, they are devoted to the support of strong and healthy communities. In addition to running orphanages in Jacmel and Port au Prince, Marlaine and her husband have built schools, planted churches and have helped several local communities start a variety of businesses in southern Haiti. Many of these rural communities lack basic necessities including clean water, adequate nutrition and healthcare.
To this end, we have partnered with Aid International to build a free-standing medical clinic in the Marbial area and Hydromissions International to provide this community with clean water.
Click here to learn more about Aid International.
Click here to learn more about Hydromissions International.
St. Catherine Children and Educational Centre was established in 2000 by Pastor James Onyango and his wife Cyprine in the western section of Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Initially, because of the many orphans in the community, they decided to provide those children with a life-changing opportunity by establishing a preschool. As more children from the neighborhood enrolled, they opened a fully accredited Kenyan Preschool and Primary School for grades 1-8. An orphanage was constructed in 2006, when three siblings lost both of their parents to AIDS within a six-month period.
The most significant challenge facing the Centre is providing meals for orphans. Currently Kythoni is helping to meet those needs through donations. As additional funds become available, we will intend to support other projects as well.
Click here to learn more about St. Catherine Children and Educational Center.
We are always open to new partnerships and collaborative efforts that are aligned with our mission of service. We are based in the United States and love to serve locally as well but please feel free to contact us if you feel there is some place where we can help anywhere around the world!