We are excited to welcome Missions of Hope International (MOHI) to the DonorDirect family as our newest ministry partner! MOHI is celebrating 20-years of ministry this year and has a strong history of educating, empowering, restoring, and redeeming disadvantaged children, families, and communities to transform lives through hope in Christ. They take a holistic ministry approach to help alleviate the conditions of poverty among children and their families by focusing on four primary missions: Education, Empowerment, Health, and Spiritual.
Founders, Wallace and Mary Kamau, came to know Christ and one another in college. Their shared vision is to serve the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children, so in the year 2000 they began MOHI with a local nursery school for 50 of the most desperate children in the Mathare Valley slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The Kamau’s goal was to not only provide these children with quality education, but also conduct home visits with the families to share Christ’s love and offer guidance for healthier homes.
Within the next six years, MOHI entered into a formal partnership with Christian Missionary Fellowship International (CMF), which launched their child sponsorship program and introduced the program to churches in the United States. Over the last 20 years, their ministry has expanded throughout Kenya and is reaching beyond that area to serve over 25 communities…and growing! To date, MOHI has provided quality education for over 21,000 students and equipped hundreds of parents and adult community members with post-High School skills training. They also treat over 20,000 patients each year in their full-service healthcare center and empower aspiring entrepreneurs within the community through a microfinance loan program.
MOHI is now ready for their next phase of ministry by becoming an independent global organization. Their global headquarters will remain in Kenya and they are currently establishing their new US headquarters in Arizona, where DonorDirect will provide their donor management, CRM, and webstore solutions. Brett Zunino, Director of US Operations, is integral to this next season for MOHI. He shares that “Partnering with DonorDirect will help us unlock the potential of a God-sized dream to reach hundreds of thousands of kids and families in Kenya and around the world!”
MOHI has some exciting new adventures in store in the near future and DonorDirect is honored to partner with the MOHI team and support them in their mission to grow their programs and expand the reach of their ministry. As best stated by MOHI Founder, Wallace Kamau, “Over the 20 years, we have seen a lot of transformation in these communities and we keep looking unto Jesus to do more for His glory. We thank God for the partners both local and international that He connects us with for the growth of His work.”