Every journey begins
with a single step...

Footsteps is a charity that focuses on changing the lives of children living in the desperately poor communities around Kisumu, near Lake Victoria in Kenya. It is run entirely voluntarily and every penny raised goes to fund our work in Kenya.

Our aim is to enable Kenyan children to reach their potential to become healthy, educated, self-sustaining and contributing individuals who can take a leading role in improving their own lives and the lives of those in the communities in which they live.

For more information on what we do go to About Us


We do this in a variety of ways:

  • by building schools, providing education materials and teaching support
  • providing the local communities with access to clean water;
  • funding the provision of medical facilities to help prevent deaths from easily treatable illnesses such as diarrhoea and malaria as well as HIV/AIDS;
  • through a successful child sponsorship programme for particularly disadvantaged children; we invite individuals and families in the UK to provide direct support to children who would otherwise not be able to go to school and face a life on the streets
  • identifying and facilitating opportunities for the children to enter employment or further education when they leave school
  • through an annual voluntary ‘Rafiki‘ programme  aimed at broadening the experience of the children: every year we take a team of volunteers from the UK over to the schools to meet the children and run a ‘summer camp’, introducing sports, arts and life skills and providing some understanding of the world outside their village.