Elly is the Business Operations Manager for Project 82 Kenya. She attended the Faith into Action Conference in Washington D.C. in October. The conference was a round table discussion for several orphan care ministries worldwide. Project 82 Kenya was chosen as the ministry from Africa. We appreciate Elly and Rhoda flying in to present our ministry and engage with the other nonprofits. We look forward to putting into practice all the good ideas they discussed.
“My name is Elishiba Muthoni Kimani and I am married and the mother of one. I am a social worker by profession with a Masters in Project management. I have been working for Project 82 since April 2012 and have served in different capacities ranging from social worker, home manager and currently I am the Business Operations Manager. I do a lot of program coordination and serve as a link between the organization and government agencies, auditors, and legal counsel. I also create and foster networks with those we work closely with.
“Our mission as servants of Christ is “to partner with local authorities and churches to respond to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children by rescuing, stabilizing and equipping them accordingly. We do this through love and care, counseling, discipleship, empowerment and mentorship in order to achieve a sustainable solution for each child.” I am honoured to be part of this and I foresee P82 being part of the champions of child protection in Kenya, East African region and the world. We are working with the relevant authorities to see all of our children find long term family solutions, all centered on the best interest of the child.
“I can attest that since I joined P82, we have gone through different seasons of growth and great lessons learnt. As an individual and an employee, I have learnt a lot working here, it’s where my faith has been shaped and strengthened. Looking at some of our children who are thriving, despite going through the most difficult situations, gives me hope that all we do is not in vain. Whenever I do a home visit for a family that has adopted one of our babies, I am overwhelmed just to see how God works. It has been a great joy to see what God has done through P82; the transformation in the children we serve and our staff has been overwhelming. I am forever grateful to God for this opportunity to serve children and witness daily miracles of God glorifying himself.”