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Mission: To provide underprivileged children with an opportunity to escape poverty. 

The Makuyu Education Initiative (MEI) is an American based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. MEI began operations in July 2011 in Makuyu, Kenya. The mission of the Makuyu Education Initiative is to provide underprivileged children with an opportunity to escape the vicious cycle of poverty by providing them with a quality education while fighting malnutrition and other obstacles that can deter them from reaching their full potential. 

Your generous donation goes directly to the education and support provided for each child!


Transparency is one of the cornerstones of MEI. Because our donors are the ones improving the children's lives, we feel that you deserve to know exactly what is happening and how your donations are being used. By signing up, you will receive periodic updates about the ongoing developments of our mission. We pledge to fully disclose how and what your donation is being spent.


Visit our Donate page and join us today!


Meet our executive team!


Alex, Lisa, and Pavel are responsible for running the organization. Alex is an IT professional who lives and works in Nairobi. His knowledge of Kenyan culture and proximity to the children's home is essential to the success of the project. Lisa, who resides in California, is instrumental to many of our fundraising efforts. Pavel, who lives near Washington D.C., is the original founder of the organization. 


Meet our Kenyan dream team!


We are very proud of our supportive and hard-working staff: James, Pauline, Francis, Grace, Sharon, Lucy, and Merele. They care deeply for the children and are always there for them. We are very grateful to have such kind, honest, and dedicated people working for our organization. 


Lucy, Pauline, Grace, and Francis.

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