Orphan & Widows

We advocate for the underprivileged children and women, release them from their economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled people in the society.

Education & Food

“Knowledge is power.” Education is among our strongest weapons when it comes to fighting and eradicating poverty. We also provide lunch for our students to keep them in school throughout the day.

School Supplies

You are welcome to support by donating school supplies and talent naturing equipment. This include writing materials, books, bags, school uniforms, shoes, soccer balls, instruments just to mention but a few.

TUMAINI Means HOPE in Swahili

We work towards changing lives, creating smiles and hope. Our activities revolve around caring for the orphaned and vulnerable children, provision of quality education and skills, community empowerment, free medical programs and nurturing talents among the youths.

Our Programs

Primary Education

Sponsorship is a powerful tool for breaking the poverty cycle in the lives of the needy. Through sponsoring a child, you will become part of Tumaini family and you will be leaving a mark that will never be forgotten, your name will be remembered every time of testimony.

High School tuition fund

Education is typically viewed as a powerful factor in levelling the field of opportunity as it provides individuals with the capacity to obtain a higher income and standard of living. In Kakamega county, west of Kenya about 20% children who go through primary school join high school.

Trade School

In rural areas where our focus is, not all the students are good with books, some don’t have even basic education and this can be a big challenge for poverty eradication. It is for this reason that lurale  vocational school was set up to give those with no basic education a chance to learn basic education and a skill.

Women Empowerment

Margaret Thatcher said that “if you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

TMSC has identified a cow program that will empower these women and give them a tool to break the cycle of poverty by educating their children or by supporting them to get a skill.

Why Choose Us

We focus on rural areas where the need is felt most and solutions are minimal.

Our attention is holistic, spiritual, emotional and physical.

We are faithful with spiritual, physical and financial resources entrusted.

Our achievements to date

Students sponsored to date

Meals served to date

Widows empowered to date


When my mom died I was young and didn’t know what to do. I remember I could only cry and isolate myself from everybody. My older siblings understood what was happening and they were crying every day.

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My name is Vivian Khakayi. Currently, I am a student at Masinde Muliro University pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Commerce. I really thank God for the far He has brought me up to this moment.

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Vivian Khakayi

I am a pioneer student at Tumaini Miles of Smiles Children Home. I have been here since 2011 and over the years I have actually benefited much from the sponsorship.

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Inspired, proud, downright ecstatic to experience the whole change you have made! Because today after seventeen years of serving we have seen the impact! These wonderful girls (their names withheld) made a visit to the centre where their journey of...

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Tumaini is an organization focusing on the disadvantaged in the community and heartbeat is to change our community for a better future. Tumaini Miles of Smiles activities revolve around caring for the orphaned and vulnerable children, provision of quality education and skills, community empowerment, free medical programs and nurturing talents among the youths.

Sponsorship Program

Tumaini is a Swahili word for ‘HOPE’, Sponsor a child today and help break poverty cycle and bring hope to children, widows and families leaving a mark that will never be forgotten

The Soul Food Project

This campaign targets spiritual needs in addition to physical needs. Over 300 Bibles have been given to Tumaini students, staff and guadians and the community around.

Aspire Empower Connect

Poor people might not be able to achieve their capabilities but it does not mean that they do not have aspirations they wish to fulfil. Get involved with Tumaini and connect to empower.

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