We at Raising Futures Kenya are very invested in seeing our new Nairobi build project progress for the young people it will benefit. Trustee, Deborah Kimathi, granddaughter of the charity’s founders, Vera and the late Revd. John Packard, is especially moved to see the project begin.

When Deborah’s mother, Ruth Ross, passed away, a memorial fund was established to support this build to
happen. Before the demolition and excavation began, Deborah and her family attended a special ceremony on the build site in honour her late mother. The family planted a fruit tree in memory of the countless “Seeds of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace” that had been planted by Ruth throughout her life.

Deborah (centre) and her family are joined here at the build ceremony by Mary Mwangi
(Operations Director, far left) and Florence Olwenge (Seed of Hope Manager, far right)

We want to thank the Ross family and friends who generously donated to the Ruth Ross Memorial Fund.

We hope that everyone who is welcomed into this new Seed of Hope centre will experience hope, love, joy and peace themselves.

“Through Seed of Hope, the life I have lived has changed. I hope and believe that for other young people it will also change because the challenges are many” –
Linet, Fashion Design Graduate, Nairobi Seed of Hope