About Us

Friends of Kianjai Kenya (FKK) was started by 3 families, one Kenyan and two British, to enable the people of Kianjai to survive the famine of 2011. For 4 months FKK bought maize and beans to feed a community that was on the brink of starvation.

In October 2011 the rains thankfully came and there was a harvest. Through the challenging time of famine FKK discovered that this vibrant rural Kenyan community has leaders of integrity, creativity and energy for change. Their resources are depleted but the social enterprise and dedication is inspiring. Friendships have been forged which make FKK uniquely placed to work at a grass roots level and to make a significant contribution to change. We see it as our role to work with community leaders to identify sustainable solutions, and to channel resources which will enable them to realise their vision and chart their future.

To follow our story year by year do read our annual reports →

Our Activities

Our work spans across three main categories: education sponsorship, developing sustainable solutions to the problem of food supply, and work with the special needs community.
Based at the Rehema Centre we are working to provide outreach services across Tigania West.
Sponsoring students through secondary school to give them a better future.
Finding solutions to improve the food supply.

Recent News From Our Facebook Page

What a beautiful video.
Kenya is such a diverse country and this wasnt shot in Meru county but it captures beautifully the warmth and spirit of the Kenyan people.
Hope you enjoy it !!!

That was so intense !

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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new web site!!!
Do log onto www.friendsofkianjai.com and enjoy our stories and pictures. If you can help us raise funds our ‘Get Involved’ section gives some ideas, and we’d be very happy to support you !!!

Thanks to Caz, Sally and Caroline for pulling the web site together 😘 ...

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Some of the fantastic people and organizations we work with to deliver on our cause.


Your assistance remains one of greatest thing that ever happened in my life. I remain grateful and feel lucky to have been chosen as one of the recipients of this great opportunity. It’s something that I find myself appreciating every single day of my life. It has given me more zeal and motivation to work harder.


Sponsored Student

The FKK special needs soccer program focuses on inclusion, socialisation, fun and developing a love of the game. Parents are expressing their happiness for the positive change in their children’s life and behaviours.


Special Needs Teacher and Football Coach