Lighthouse Ministries International of Africa

Mission Statement

Upholding a loving Christian environment, providing quality education, developing self-sustainability, and positively impacting our community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2022 LMI rescued 10 girls. 30 girls, a record number, attended high school. Along with completing the following projects that positively impact the girls home and school, as well as the community. Solar panels completed and functioning very well. This has greatly helped LOH through unreliable electricity and generator outages. Biodigester functioning well to process wastewater treatment and water gardens. Replacement fencing. Inventory room wall repaired, rebuilt and room expanded. The upgraded internet is functioning well and allowing more access to on-line learning and educational opportunities. Cross for Dining hall. New water tank to replace main tank that leaked. Ceilings for Ujasiri dormitory rooms to keep the girls warmer. Fencing of basketball and soccer fields from thorn bushes. Sports room renovation to house new sports equipment.
Current Goals The programmatic goals for 2023 at LMI are centered around the new government instated CBC Education guidelines. To prepare for this construction has begun on two new classrooms for STEM, including a laboratory. There is a need for another three new classrooms for the seventh through nineth grade classes to take place. A water harvesting tank will begin this spring to capture and reuse the rainwater during the rainy season. Kitchen upgrades including stainless steel counter tops for sanitary purposes and a new oven to help in feeding the growing number of girls. As always we plan to rescue several more girls and bring them into the safety of the home and school.
Community or Constituency Served Girls in Kenya, Africa. Ranging in age 2yr to 18yr old.
Geographic Area Served Kenya, Africa.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Kenya General School Operations:
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Program Services
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/29/2023

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PO Box 41010
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 7635598688

General Information

Alternative Name: Light of Hope Kenya, Light of Hope, LOH, LoH
EIN: 71-0886289
Principal Staff: Sandra Karanja
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 35
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 175
Ruling Year: 2004


Board Chair: Sandy Karanja
Number of Board Members: 6
Board Meetings with Quorum: 5
Average Member Attendance: 5.2

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