Jambo! In Kenya, Jambo means hello. At Hope Matters we are THRILLED that Kim has chosen our ministry to raise support for through her epic run.
Who are We?
Hope Matters International is a faith-based, non-profit, serving in rural areas in Kenya. We truly believe that hope really does matter. That’s why William and Michelle Kiprop acted to put hands and feet to the vision of providing holistic care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those living in their Kenyan community, in Jesus’ Name.
Michelle first captured a vision for medical missions while volunteering in Mozambique in 1995. On that trip she was injured and she realized that as an American she had the resources available to get more advanced care if needed. Her eyes were opened to the huge medical needs faced by millions of Africans. She went on to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and returned to Africa to do full time work in 2007. William is a Kenyan national who has a vision to help improve the lives of his people. William coordinates much of the day-to-day management of the organization.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to minister the love of Christ in a tangible way by physically and spiritually reaching out to serve impoverished African families and individuals through community advancement, healthcare, and development programs.
So What Do We Actually Do?
Our walk-in medical center provides basic medical and laboratory services on a walk-in basis. Through years of serving in a medical capacity we have identified major gaps in the areas of preventative health and women’s healthcare in the rural areas. We are striving to help close some of those gaps by providing quality education at the community level and actually taking our services out of the medical center and into the communities we serve. This means going to schools, churches, and community centers to provide mobile services and teach basic healthcare courses. We also do home-visits in slums and areas where families have little or no access to healthcare.
How Will Supporting Kim Help Hope Matters?
This year we have a goal of bringing a 40-foot shipping container full of medical supplies from the USA to Kenya. This container will carry critical equipment to help us provide the best quality services possible. Things like an x-ray machine, specialized gynecology equipment, exam tables, even a fully equipped maternity center! The entire project cost is around $30,000. We’ve managed to raise over half of the funds needed to obtain and ship this equipment. It is our hope that through your support of Kim’s run, we can reach our goal and get the container shipped as soon as possible.
Are My Donations Tax-Deductible?
YES! All donations made in the united states are fully tax-deductible. We are a registered 501(c)3 with non-profit status.
How Can I Donate?
You can make a secure donation online by clicking here: http://www.hopemattersintl.org/give.html As you are completing the transaction click on “Add a Note About Your Donation” and just type in the box that it is in support of Kim’s Run. If you finish and realize you forgot to do this, just shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and donation information and we will make sure it is credited to her fundraising account.
You can mail a check to:
Hope Matters International
P.O. Box 9293
Alta Loma, CA 91701
Include a note stating that the gift is in support of Kim’s run.
If you would like more information about our ministry take a few minutes to check out our website and blog www.hopemattersintl.org Or you can drop us an e-mail and we will gladly get back to you. email@example.com