"Tumaini" ("too-my-E-knee") is a Kiswahili word for hope. Join us as we partner with caring individuals, churches, businesses and community groups around the world who want to reduce suffering caused by AIDS and extreme poverty in Kenya while creating new opportunities for economic growth and community development in rural Kenya, East Africa.


Our Mission

Tumaini International is passionate about making a difference and providing hope to AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC), families, and communities in Kenya (East Africa) in four critical areas; child sponsorship, education, healthcare, and socioeconomic development. 

We are not [just] the leaders of tomorrow, we are the leaders of TODAY!
— Judy Nzeki, Tumaini Alum and Face of Kenya

What a tumaini partnership does

  • Through the years, we have seen 1,872 AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children become sponsored in 7 of the 47 counties in Kenya.
  • Currently, there are 1,137 children in the program while 735 are successfully pursuing various careers. 
  • The Tumaini International Girls High School launched in 2015. 
  • We have provided over 250 solar lamps to aid in educational pursuits. 
  • This year, we treated 3,023 patients at our medical clinic along with 2,060 patients via our mobile medical outreach team. 
  • We partnered with several government departments and private medical institutions to provide free medical services to impoverished communities that otherwise would not be able to receive care. 
  • We have partnered with 7 Community Based Organizations (CBO) with 200 members and over 1,000 beneficiaries. 
  • Current CBO projects include: micro loans, grants and technical skills education.