Love INC Kenya
The formation of Love INC Kenya began in 2008 with a small group of pastors from Nairobi who felt that their churches were not fulfilling the mandate to “serve the poor among us”. According to 2009 data from the World Bank, 47% of Kenyans still live below the national poverty line. However, despite overwhelming needs in the community, there has been a lack of coordination among churches to address the needs of the most vulnerable.
In response to this gap, World Relief Kenya pulled together a team of pastors from Nairobi churches for a vision trip in 2010 to the US. This team observed the US-based Love In the Name of Christ model in action.
Love INC is an adaptable model that can be translated across cultures and nations. In October 2010, a team from Love INC in the US came to Kenya to cast a vision for Love INC to a group of about 40 pastors from the Nairobi area. In early 2011, the decision was made adapt the Love INC model to Kenya. We wanted to see “love” happening!
Using a map of Nairobi as a guide, Love INC Kenya established five zones of service which run along five major road arteries in Nairobi: Thika Road, Karura, Ngong Road, Karengata, and Mombasa Road.
Stories from Around the World
The Githogoro I Want
One of Love INC Kenya’s five affiliates serves the Githogoro slum and sees countless needs, many of which point back to the same root issue – poor sanitation. Without safe, affordable, and accessible drinking water, residents face a high risk of contracting communicable diseases such as typhoid and
Once He Needed Help and Hope; Now He Helps Others
Robert McCormack suddenly found himself with no place to live 10 years ago. His bank account had been wiped out. He had his two little girls in the back seat and their car was running out of gas on Bozeman [Montana’s] 19th Avenue. “I was kind of desperate,”
A Year of Trials and Triumphs
Love INC of Benton County, OR In early March, it became clear that we were going to have to operate outside of our norms in order to continue meeting needs in our community. This looked like developing new ministries, remotely training volunteers, and onboarding many new processes to