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About Us

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Mercy’s Smile partners with the impoverished in Kenya through education and empowerment programs that restore hope and dignity to families, guided by the compassion of Christ.

OUR MISSION

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For families to live in the hope of Christ, and to thrive in freedom from poverty

OUR VISION

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OUR VALUES

Christ Led

From the compassion Christ has shown us, we are led to serve and be witnesses of His great love.

Stewardship

We are stewards of the resources committed to us, handling resources with integrity and transparency

Mentorship

We aspire to be examples for those in the families we serve, personally supporting their education and training.

Partnership

We seek to partner with various professionals and organizations, leveraging their strengths in order to maximize our impact.

MERCY'S STORY

About Mercy

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Who Is Mercy?

In 2011, when we went to visit Mercy for the first time, she was very ill to the point of needing assistance in maintaining her posture. However, she was very excited to see everyone. When we walked in the room, her smile lit up her entire face, and ours. Despite all that she had endured through her illness, she was always so grateful and always remained full of hope and joy. Throughout her life, Mercy never lost hope, and she always had a smile despite her circumstances. She had a dream to one day become a doctor and to bring change to this world. She taught us that regardless of what life brings our way, we always have a choice to smile--a choice to live every day with hope for a better tomorrow.

In May 2015, Mercy succumbed to her medical complications and passed on at a young age. She remains an inspiration to us all, and her story is a powerful testimony of God's mercy and grace in our lives. Through Mercy's Smile, we want her legacy to live on. We desire to share her love, smile, and hope with other children and families. We strive to bring God's plans for a hope and a future to Kenya, one family at a time.

OUR USA BOARD & KENYA TEAM

Meet the Team

Ezekiel Manyara

Ezekiel Manyara

CEO

Muthoni Nganga

Muthoni Nganga

President

Hannah Mwangi

Hannah Mwangi

Vice President

Ann Munyaka

Ann Munyaka

CFO

Anthony Mwangi

Anthony Mwangi

Secretary

Susan Manyara

Susan Nyawira

Board Member

Faith Njeri Chege

Faith Njeri Chege

Kenya Team

Doris Kawira Kuria

Doris Kawira Kuria

Kenya Team

Lyndah Mwaura

Lyndah Mwaura

Kenya Team

To find out more about our projects and programs, please see our Education and Empowerment pages.

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