Clubfoot Population Enrolled
Enrolled Since the Program Began
Annual Clubfoot Births
Ann Nyakio Nijeru
Program Manager Kenya
“The restoration of faith and hope.” This is what Program Manager Ann Nyakio Nijeru says brings her the greatest joy in the work she does with Hope Walks in Kenya. Ann joined Hope Walks in January 2015, but before this she gained a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s of business administration in strategic management. She has a passion for working in community development projects and volunteering in her community. She says that working for an organization that allows her to combine her passion of positively transforming lives while spreading God’s love is a great blessing.
Clinical Supervisor Kenya
Clinical Supervisor Victoria Kimathi loves to work with children. Being able to help them and their families is what drew her to joining Hope Walks in 2017. Before this, she worked at AIC Kijabe Hospital. She says that one of her greatest joys from her work is “improving a child’s opportunities in life by removing the obstacles neglected clubfoot would have caused.” Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University. When she isn’t working, Victoria enjoys reading fiction novels and spending time with friends and family.
Isaac Mutua Makau
Counseling Coordinator Kenya
Using his interests in counseling and ministry, Isaac Mutua Makau serves as Hope Walks’ Counseling Coordinator in Kenya. He finds joy in seeing both the caregivers and families connect with Christ as they interact with one another. He loves witnessing the correction of children’s feet and providing psychosocial support to their families throughout treatment.
Isaac has two master’s degrees, one in community care and HIV/AIDS and another in Christian counseling. He joined Hope Walks in November 2016. In his leisure time, he loves to adventure and connect with people, do charity work, and spend time with his children and wife.
- AIC-Cure International Hospital
- Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK ) Nairobi
- Nakuru County Referral Hospital
- Kiambu County Hospital
- Kikuyu PCEA Orthopedic Hosp.
- Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
- Jaramogi Onginga Ondiga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) – Kisumu
- Kakamega County Referral Hospital
- Kitale County Referral Hospital
- Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital
- Embu Teaching and Referral Hospital
- Machakos County Referral Hospital
- Nyeri County Referral Hospital
- APDK Rehabilitation Clinic, Mombasa
- Kilifi County Hospital
- Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital
- Pumwani Maternity Hospital
- Malindi Sub-County Hospital
- Kericho County Referral Hospital
- Bungoma District Hospital
- Meru Teaching and Referral Hospital
- Kendu Adventist Hospital
- Murang’a County Referral Hospital
- Moi County Referral Hospital – Voi
- Siaya County Referral Hospital
- AIC CURE International Hospital
- Kenyatta National Referral Hospital
- Narok County Referral Hospital
About the Country
Kenya is a bountiful country in East Africa, with a variety of geographic diversity including deserts, rain forests, mountains, beaches, and plentiful farmland. There are over 40 different ethnic groups represented in Kenya which has led to a diverse population and vivid culture. Over the years, Kenya has developed positive relationships with its five bordering countries.
While Kenya has one of the best economies in Africa, political changes and corruption have caused some instability. Additionally, high rates of people living in rural areas, high birth rates, and over 1.5 million people with HIV/AIDS have contributed to over 41 million people being impoverished in Kenya.
There are over 80,000 Christian congregations in Kenya, most of them being evangelical. There is large growth of the church.
We ask for continued prayers for the staff in Kenya, for safety and provision from God. Pray that God would continue to strengthen the church in Kenya and give provision to the Hope Walks clinics in the country.