Working to build rewarding futures, alongside young people in Kenya, for 20 years.

At Raising Futures Kenya we work together with vulnerable children and young people from marginalised communities, to create rewarding futures. Without these opportunities, one in five young people in Kenya live in poverty.

We provide technical vocational courses, business skills and computer training alongside mental health wellbeing support.

Through our Seed of Hope training and support programme we enable 14-25 year olds (almost 80% girls) to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to secure employment or start a small business, generating enough income to live free from poverty.

Founded in 2001, we work closely in partnership with local organisations and people in Kenya to develop projects that are owned by the community and create real, lasting, sustainable change.

Our vision is a world where all children and young people in Kenya live with dignity, hope, and the opportunity to fully participate in society.

Our mission is to create opportunities with children and young people in Kenya to break the cycle of poverty and inequality and fulfil their potential.

Seed of Hope has given me the skills and the confidence to enter the world of work and be self-reliant

Dennis Kamando

Carpentry and Joinery student Seed of Hope Kitui


Years of impact in Kenya


of graduates in employment or education


children and young people educated


of graduates supporting their families

November 28

Your donation DOUBLED NOW! 30th Nov – 7th Dec

  For ONE WEEK ONLY your donation through the Big Give Christmas Challenge website will be DOUBLED!  STARTING NOW!   One donation = twice the impact!   We are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge – a fantastic matched funding opportunity where all donations to Raising Futures (made via the Big Give website only) […]

November 1

Impact of Kenya drought

The Guardian reports “an estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country, which is affecting harvests.”   Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to impact unemployment and poverty levels in Kenya, many of our students in our two rural Seed of Hope training centres are now facing an even […]

October 29

Meet the UK & Kenya team! 1st Dec 1-2pm

  As a valued member of our Raising Futures family we’d love to invite you to a special event to meet the team.   Join us online on Wednesday 1st December 1-2pm where you’ll hear from Andy, our Chair, sharing stories of our Seed of Hope graduates. Mary (Operations Director) and Florence (Seed of Hope […]


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