Throwback Thursday

In 2005, Mama Grace (Beatrice, the Maisha Founder’s mother) began feeding hungry children in the Village of Kano. Word spread around the village and Mama Grace was soon feeding over 60 children. By 2007, the number jumped to over 100 children. Mama Grace and widows from the community had began cooking for the children on […]Read more

Happy Mother’s Day 2018

In the United States, one Sunday each year is dedicated to celebrating mothers. This single day will never be enough to thank mothers for the love they show, the care they provide, the advice they share and the sacrifices they make. Although Mother’s Day is not an international holiday, Maisha would like to thank mothers […]Read more

Sponsorship Appreciation Brunch 2018

Most of the time, our blogs start with a number. It could be the number of students we have at Maisha Academy, the number of community members involved in Maisha programs, or the number of people Maisha feeds every day. Although these numbers matter and are important to share, the reality is, Maisha would not […]Read more


Kenya is located in east Africa just below the “horn.” It’s bordered by the Indian Ocean on the South East, Tanzania on the South, Uganda on the West, Sudan on the North West, Ethiopia on the North and Somalia on the North East. Maisha is in the south-west corner of Kenya in the village of […]Read more

Launching Economic Enterprise

The goal of Maisha’s Economic Empowerment Project is to provide the resources necessary for Maisha Orphans and Widows (Kenya’s on-ground operations) to work towards sustainability, giving back to their own projects. Through strategic investments in social enterprises, they’ll be able to diversify their income sources and support the work of Maisha locally while creating employment opportunities. The […]Read more

Interview with Chief Jenipher

We had the incredible privilege to have Chief Jenipher with us for an afternoon. We spent time with her and were able to hear some of the most delicate words spoken about Maisha from her mouth. This woman is tough and has seen more dysfunction, death, and despair in her life thus far than most […]Read more

Meet the 2017 Light the Future Choir!

Maisha Project is proud to announce the members for the 2017 Light the Future Choir! Light the Future Choir will travel over 8,000 miles to the United States to serve as ambassadors for Maisha. They represent their friends and family in Kano, Kenya. The children have the opportunity to share their stories and raise awareness […]Read more

A Year of Hope: June

Jingle bells are ringing at the Maisha office, the Maisha Christmas Box Project 2017 is well underway! This June we have the perfect remedy to fill up your long summer days. JUNE TIP: Host a Christmas Box Party Kids bored? Wondering what to do over these first lazy days of summer? Host a Christmas box […]Read more

A Year of Hope: May

Jingle bells are ringing at the Maisha office, the Maisha Christmas Box Project 2017 has begun! This May we are challenging sponsors to help us get connected with your church, workplace, small group, etc. to fill a group of boxes. MAY TIP: Organize a Christmas box drive at your church, workplace or small group You […]Read more

Safe Haven

Update May 2017, Almost There! The roof is officially on, inside plastering was completed in late April and outside plastering has begun! We are still making progress, but need your help to bring the girl’s dorm to completion. The $25,000 Jasco Giving Hope Foundation challenge was met, bringing us within $26,000 of the goal to […]Read more

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