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Partners For Care Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Development

Mission: Our mission is to decrease the number of children dying from preventable diseases – malaria, HIV/AIDS, waterborne illnesses, and malnutrition – by supporting Kenyan nationals to do the work.

Results: 1,192 treated for jiggers, mostly children 423 attended our computer schools 281 attended our 2nd Chance literacy program 49,986 reached with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention 661 home visits by our PFC medical staff

Target demographics: reduce child deaths from preventable diseases

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,723 patients in our medical clinics and mHealth program, 1,622 children were treated for jiggers, distributed 10,000 water backpacks, 1,000 bed nets, and provided education and computer training to over 300 individuals

Geographic areas served: East Africa

Programs: mHealth, medical clinics, schools and literacy programs, free computer training centers, and safe water programs.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I joined partners for care in 2010 as a computer tutor and for the 4 years i have witnessed God work in PFC .Its amazing how God work through people in PFC everyone is servants we all serve knowing that it's not about ourselves but what God want us to do.Truly PFC is one kind of an organization that you would love to be associated with by all means.God bless Partners For Care.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I doubt there are many non-profits that can match the ministry return that Partners for Care delivers. Through a mostly volunteer base in the US, over 30 full and part time Kenyan workers are making a very real difference in the lives of thousands of fellow Kenyans. And all of this is done on an annual budget that is less than many Executive Directors make working for other non-profits. The model is not to equip and train foreigners to go to another culture and try to make a difference. Instead, it is to partner with people of the same culture who are already making a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned for PFC last fall and I remember my first day meeting the US team was such a delightful surprise. The passion they all have for helping sufficiently change the lives of others through sustainability was incredible! They are so different from other non-profits in the US, because they genuinely care about changing peoples lives forever, not just for a short period of time. They are intentional about making sure the Kenyans learn how to manage and educate their people about care and prevention off different illnesses that are causing great fatalities. Partners for Care is a one of a kind organization, they have a big heart that is solely dedicated to helping others help others!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Currently, I intern for PFC and absolutely love it. My mother is originally from Kenya and given the opportunity to help Kenyans because we can is an honor. Working for an organizations that actually cares about the impact and wants to help secure more long term solution is amazing. People do not understand that people in this countries are capable of doing anything with the love and support. Partner for Care give the love and support back to Kenya and helps them achieve amazing things. It's an honor to work for a amazing organization.

Roxanne9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Partners for Care is an amazing organization lead by dedicated leaders who believe that their initiatives be Kenyan-led and designed to serve the people of East Africa in sustainable ways. PFC works to develop and enable local leaders on the ground therefore bringing hope and healing to their nation. They have made so many incredible contributions to the people of Kenya and have empowered them with so many wonderful gifts including life changing water packs, the message of HIV prevention and the Gospel, hospital transformation, computer training, discipline through sports, mobile health services, education, and so much more. PFC is truly changing lives in sustainable ways!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the Partners for Care team as an intern in 2013 and was so encouraged by their dedication to those in Kenya. They truly care about meeting needs with their efforts while making sure the Kenyan environment and economy is growing. I am so inspired by the entire Partners for Care team - their selflessness and the way they sacrifice various aspects of their personal lives for the betterment of those they minister to. This is such a wonderful organization and their hearts are definitely in the right place. The Lord is their top priority and I pray he continues to bless their efforts!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I joined Partners for Care in the year 2010. I saw the opportunity that i had been previously missing to serve my Kenyan people in slums and unreached areas. I would do whatever i could and i showed up every morning to serve however i could in the Marurui Life Changing Centre because the great work they were doing was motivation enough to keep coming back. Partners for Care has discovered a model that every NGO should emulate whereby they empower the people on the ground to serve their own people rather than have foreigners do the work. It has been an amazing four year journey and i have lost count of the lives i have seen positively transformed across all age groups and different cultures. Thank you Partners for Care for reaching the unreached and transforming lives.

Donor

Rating: 5

- I first met Connie Cheren at a church service in Nairobi, Kenya in 2008. She had come from a remote village with a 21 year old Turkana man who had always dreamed of an education. Working with a local church, she found him a good home & school. Two days later I met them again, as the school he would be attending was at the very home where I was volunteering. It was providential! I have a photo of Isaac on that day . . . the happiest new student I have ever seen.

- I was moved by this story, and the lengths Connie would go to give even one young man a "hope and a future." This was the beginning of an amazing new life for Isaac, and a work Connie would partner with God to pioneer. Since that time, MANY "Isaac's" have had their lives impacted in positive and lasting ways because of this ministry.

- Partners for Care seeks to do good, and no harm. To give hand-ups, not hand-outs, which often create or enable dependancy or poverty mindsets. PFC believes in the value and dignity of each person. Assessing their assets and needs, we work WITH them to help THEM find positive, sustainable solutions to their problems. One life at a time, people are being transformed.

- Our Kenyan staff are passionate, gifted leaders. Serving daily, they reach their nation to bring hope and lasting change to poverty, disease and despair. Their feet are on the ground every day, serving their brothers and sisters big and small. Each one is a treasure.

- Partners for Care gives loving, compassionate 'crisis' care when needed - because starving children need food not a lesson, and those suffering and dying need love, comfort and hope - not a plan. But it doesn't stop there. The goal is to leave every situation better than we found it.

- When I think of Partners for Care, I think of a growing ministry that Partners first and foremost with God and His wonderful plans for His people in this world. Each is born with a destiny and God's desire for every man, woman and child, is truly good. It is an honor to Parnter with such a Father and such a ministry.

- Because of PFC, countless people DO have a hope and a future. We could state pages of statistics and numbers to prove that to you - but perhaps the real fruit is in the story of each person who even at this very moment could stand before you and say, "Because of them, my life has changed."

- There are children running, playing and laughing who would not be alive. Their are "double orphans" who now have a name and belong in a family. There are young girls in loving homes and school, not selling themselves on the street to survive. There are marriages that have been restored. There are whole villages that have been transformed by access to health care, safe water, and learning trades. There are new pastors being discipled to reach their people. There are widows sitting together in support groups, finding hope. There are people who have access to health care in regions that have been 'unreachable' until now. There are street kids going to bed tonight in a warm bed, in a safe home. There are widows humming to the sound of their sewing machines as they make beautiful items to sell and provide for their own children . . . their future. There are people once hungry, harvesting gardens to feed their families, neighbors and villages. There are people being held in loving arms, being filled with hope and the truth of a God who loves them and will never let them go . . . THIS, is Partners for Care.

"And with His blood He purchased men for God from every nation, language, tribe and tongue." Revelation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Partners for care is a great institution that dedicate their time and energy in doing vital humanitarian work that government tend to ignore. PFC have clarity of vision that help them to know exactly what they want to a chive. Involvement of the community into solving the problem they are facing help PFC to enjoy a high degree of public trust in any community they step in. PFC are sensitive to local culture and costume which make them the best to work in Kenya where they are several community with different norms and values which should be respect since they act as a gate to the community. PFC is NOT political driven which make difference on its role in the country like Kenya. PCT are flexible in adapting to local situation and responding to local needs and therefore able to develop integrated project as well as sectoral project.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known the founder of Partners for Care for over 20 years. When Connie Cheren founded Partners for Care with David Gruber I knew it would be successful. Her life story is all about helping others achieve excellence. I love her approach of encouraging and empowering the people of Kenya to change Kenya. It is not about us Americans going over and doing what they can do. It is about listening to the passionate Kenyan leaders and helping them with the tools they need so they can help their own country. As the name indicates, PFC also partners with other companies and organizations and links the people and their resources to those Kenyan nationals on the ground who can go the last mile. As all operating expenses on the US side are paid by a private group of donors, all other monies donated to PFC go to support the work on the ground. Lastly, I respect that this is a faith based organization and is guided by biblical principles. It is a comfort to me to know that PFC will be a good steward of all funds and resources it is trusted with. Your donations, support and prayers will be appreciated and will make a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Partners for Care embodies fiscal accountability by putting the majority of funds towards helping the Kenyan people. The charity focuses on finding sustainable solutions that empower the Kenyans it serves to be part of the solution to their poverty. Partners for Care also aligns itself with other organizations who have innovative solutions to poverty and hunger.

Board Member

Rating: 4

I have been involved with Partners for Care from the beginning. Once Connie Cheren began sharing her vision, I was in! What I love most about PFC is the commitment to encouraging the Kenyans to grow in their leadership of this organization. This is not about outsiders doing what they feel is best for Kenya; rather, it's Kenyans knowing what's best & outsiders partnering to make their dreams a reality. It's truly a beautiful partnership. As the outsiders encourage & support the local staff, they are emboldened in their desire and ability to help their communities. Their dreams become bigger & their efforts become stronger. It has been such a joy to see the lives changed as a result of these men and women serving their communities.

Ibutus L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

partners for Care is one of the institution I came across reaching out to the very disadvantaged communities in Kenya. I was drawn to volunteer my services and technical by the way I found the dedication,and commitment of the staff to the great cause of reducing the child mortality by various activities of providing eduction and sustainability ideas offered to the remotest part of the country

Board Member

Rating: 5

Partners for Care is an amazing institution doing great work to uplift the people of Kenya from a life of poverty, disease and despair. I was drawn to volunteering as a member of the PFC board because I feel utterly convinced that PFC is committed to doing exactly what they state. Many non profits generate lofty ideals but end up doing more harm than good. PFC in my view is deeply committed to the people of Kenya and in our own way we are making a great difference in the lives of women, men and children in Kenya. I am deeply honoured to serve as a board member at PFC and look forward to being of further service to the institution.

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Donor

Rating: 5

All I can say about this charity, led by Connie Cheron, is excellent!! Partners for Care offers the people of Kenya a 'hand up, not a hand out', recognizing the importance of training indigenous leaders to serve in their own communities. It's a delight to be a part of this ministry!

Tony34

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Partners for Care in Kenya is a great example of what an NGO should be. Focussed, passionate and caring, PFC embodies the qualities that defines leadership
Most of their work is done in Kenya but they have reach into other parts of East Africa.
They have a 25+ person team based out of Nairobi and focus on issues tied to public health. Working in some of the harshest conditions (Nairobi slums) or rural communities in Northern Kenya, they are tireless in their commitment to improving the lives of others
Above all else, Partners for Care does not simply talk about taking action. They do it.
If anyone is looking for guidance and counsel on working in the humanitarian and public health space in East Africa, they should talk to the Team at Partners for Care.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Partners for Care is a small organization based in Atlanta doing big things in East Africa. Witnessing first hand their work in Kenya and beyond, it is evident that PFC is committed to make lasting change to a land in desperate need.

My top three reasons for believing in their work:

1) It's a mission focused on people, not politics. How many organizations know a slum as family? Partners for Care uses on-the-ground leaders for all of its services. Why have an American fly across the world for a week, when willing leaders want to serve their own people? Partners for Care empowers these leaders. The result? Lasting change.

2) It's a mission focused on stewardship, not sales. How can we serve the Kenyan people more effectively? That's an ever-present question in the minds of those at PFC. From revolutionizing clean water transportation to technology-driven medical care to the simple washing of worn out feet, Partners for Care is always seeking the best way to "give success" -- a hand-up for communities, families, and individuals.

3) It's a mission focused on partnership, not PR. Servant leadership doesn't require receiving credit, but it does seek others who have a passion for serving the people of East Africa. Leave the credit, take teamwork: Change lives.

Throughout my experience in Africa, and Atlanta, these three keys have always persuaded me to believe in the work of Partners for Care.

Donor

Rating: 5

Donations to Partners for Care (PFC) enable Kenyans to support their neighbors through established, life changing programs. As a monthly donor to PFC, I know that 100% of my donated funds go to Kenya, for health screening programs, for a dynamic water back pack program and for loads of community activity/engagement programs across Kenya. International supporters provide resources, funds and technical support and then we get out of the way - the results are AMAZING!!

Elaine C. Ashby
Donor since 2009