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    Release the Rift Valley
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    Serving farmers
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    Serving students
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Mama ada's dream

On a farm in Ziwa, Kenya.

Mama Ada has lived in Kenya all her life – many of those years on a farm in a community called Ziwa. On this farm she has raised nine children and tended her fields. Her home has been open to any and all – providing a place where people congregate, pray, sing, talk, eat and sleep – in a community of friendships, where paths literally connect homes. Many of Ada’s neighbors are children living in poverty. Ada has watched as her community has suffered – child after child orphaned by AIDS, young people without school tuition, farmers without seeds to plant, jobs few and far between. Witnessing these hardships has broken Ada’s heart but not her spirit. Driven by her powerful faith in God’s love for all people, she has opened her arms and embraced these children and community members, seeking to provide physical necessities as well as loving arms.

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27 January

A New Year

It has been a number of years since several of us journeyed to Kenya and started The Mama Ada Foundation. After spending time in Mama Ada’s beautiful green gazebo in her yard, we came back determined to open a nonprofit organization in the United States.


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Mama Ada knows that friendships open doors yet unimaginable."

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Tuition for students

There are so many young people in Kenya who dream of going to high school. And yet, they are living in circumstances of harsh poverty, very often unable to afford tuition expenses; in Kenya, students must pay to attend high school, leaving so many without hope for the future. …more


Seeds for farmers

The Mama Ada Foundation creates entrepreneurship opportunities for people living in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province. One way that the organization does so is by giving seeds to farmers to plant a crop to feed their families. …more

Agriculture teams

Our partners at Syngenta loved our idea of a team of independent agriculture experts partnering with local communities to address the critical issues of food insecurity and low farm incomes that wreak tragedy in Kenya and around the world. …more

Mama Ada knows that friendships open doors yet unimaginable.

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