Kipepeo Foundation is a small family charity supporting Africans in their initiatives to improve education and sports facilities for orphaned and disadvantaged children. We aim to reduce marketing and administrative overheads by emphasising direct personal connections and involvement in small projects. To ensure long-term sustainability of our projects and contribution from the local community, we sponsor only projects started by the Africans. We believe that developing opportunities that the community considers valuable makes a bigger difference than financing our ideas, no matter how grand. We operate in the Likoni slum near Mombasa, Kenya.
Giving Children Future
Registration number: XT32102
Helping Children Grow
Vera is the founder of Kipepeo Foundation. She runs the charity together with her husband James.
"In 2006, I went to Kenya to work as a volunteer teacher. That's how I met Bernard Okall, the "enlightened" school director and the fantastic almighty Madam Tina. I share many opinions with Bernard - including a view on the rights of small children to access education, independently of the social status of their parents. I rarely meet people who would sacrifice a significant part of their personal income and devote their energy to help disadvantaged kids. That's how our cooperation started and how the idea of sponsoring Kenyan oprhans was born."
In her other life, Vera is a management consultant, project manager and a university lecturer. She is also a member of the executive committee of the Czech Britsh Chamber of Commerce in London. She's a keen diver and photographer.
Haggai is an orphan. His parents died when he was still a young boy. He grew up and completed his education thanks to the generosity of others.
He has always longed to assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds like himself. Today, Haggai is a primary teacher in Likoni, Mombasa and an ambassador of Kipepeo Foundation in Kenya. He looks after our projects on site.