We are glad that you are interested in learning more about Maisha International Orphanage and our work in the Nyanza Province of Kenya. Maisha is a nonprofit organization based in Oklahoma City. We operate as a project under the 501(c)3 United Charitable Programs.
Maisha means LIFE and that’s precisely what we bring to the orphans and widows of Kenya. By giving Maisha’s founder Beatrice Williamson a scholarship for education, Anna Lanson began a legacy of hope. Anna gave Beatrice a chance to succeed in life and tell her story. At Maisha we continue that legacy by inspiring people to help people and strengthening communities by finding lasting solutions to stop poverty, hunger and disease. Doesn’t every child deserve a chance to discover their full potential?
Maisha is committed to bringing hope to the hopeless and light to the darkness. In the Nyanza Province of Kenya, the silent epidemic of HIV/AIDS has stolen the lives of mothers, fathers, young and old, leaving one out of every three households headed by a child. According to Kenya’s Department of Health, one out of every four adults in the Kisumu district is HIV-positive. Maisha’s goal is to invest in the potential of 5,000 orphans within the next five years, giving them the tools they need to succeed. As we equip and train our staff and volunteers, they are able to create brighter futures for each person we serve. Maisha allows you the chance to put your passion into action.