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Rescuing Kids in Kenya

An estimated 50% of Kenyan children are at risk of violence.

We rescue abused & orphaned children in Kenya and stop the cycle of generational poverty through education so kids can reach their God-given potential.

Our Cause

Thousands of abandoned children in Kenya desperately need to be rescued, raised, educated and empowered to fulfill their God-given potential. Our solution is intervention - we break the cycle of generational poverty so that children can grow up to become leaders in their nation.

Our Mission

We rescue abused, abandoned and orphaned children in Kenya - stopping the cycle of generational poverty through education so kids can reach their God-given potential.

Our Vision

We envision a world where children are healed, whole, and empowered to break the cycle of poverty. Our vision is for children to unlock their God-given potential, making a positive impact on their communities, and carrying the light of Christ to future generations.

How we started

Our first baby was found abandoned in a Kenyan-cornfield on a cold, rainy day in 2006. Founders, Jeff and Carla, named her Rehema, which means Mercy in Swahili. Rehema for Kids was started to fund programs and projects at our In Step Children's Home and Academy in Kenya, where more than 215 abused, abandoned & orphaned children call home.

Since our first baby arrived in 2006, Rehema for Kids has rescued and raised hundreds of children. We are the only children’s home in the region that funds each child’s high school education, college or trade school and as a result, several of our graduates are now working in the community and contributing to the betterment of society. 

How You Can Help

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Attend An Event

Annual Safari to Kenya event!

  • August 3 in Bow, WA
  • October 26 in Richland, WA

Volunteer

Do you have a passion to help children in need? Do you have a superpower that can help us achieve our mission? We would love to talk with you about ways you can serve children in Kenya.

Contact Tori Costello to find out how you can help Rehema for Kids.

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Mission Opportunities

Do you seek a Christ-centered mission to help children in need? Rehema for Kids has opportunities for short- and long-term mission trips. You will be challenged and fulfilled knowing your contribution made a difference.

Plan a Vacation

Are you planning to visit Kenya? Take a tour of the In Step Campus and see how Co-Founders Jeff & Carla Picicci and the dedicated Kenyan staff and volunteer missionaries ensure each rescued child receives the love, care, food, housing, medical attention, activities and education needed to reach his or her full potential.

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Book a Speaker

Rehema Executive Director Estha Trouw Madeira is available to speak to your civic group, church group, or organization about the work of Rehema for Kids and In Step Foundation.

Contact Estha Trouw Madeira to schedule a presentation for your group.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. ~ Matt 25:40- NIV

Our Mission

We rescue abused, abandoned and orphaned children in Kenya.