Hearts for Kenya is a not-for-profit organization based in Louisville, Kentucky, whose sole purpose is combating poverty, hunger and disease in small, agrarian communities in the Nyanza province of Kenya. The core of the venture spearheaded by Hearts for Kenya, now in its eleventh year, is a project aimed primarily at increasing agricultural productivity and establishing a niche crop. At the same time, Hearts for Kenya, has accomplished additional projects in the following categories which are vital to the success of the agricultural project:
- Cooperative Development Program
- Marketing Program
- Construction Program
- Education Program
- Nutrition Program
- An Orphans Program
- A Tree Nursery Program
The intent of Hearts for Kenya is to enable the local citizens to carry on such projects autonomously. Hearts for Kenya has received ongoing financial support and manpower from a variety of churches and individuals.
In order to further its goals, both a five-year plan and budget (2009-2013) have been authored and are set forth in the “business plan.” The business plan details the work accomplished to date as well as explains the goals and the necessary requirements to successfully achieve the five-year plan.