American Women’s Association of Kenya is a nonprofit, charitable organization, "Focused on Uniting Women from around the world" , through social and cultural activities, community services, and volunteering opportunities in Kenya, as well as exploring Nairobi with our multinational members - since 1958
The American Women’s Association supports five feeding programs around Nairobi. All of the funds collected through membership and events are used to support these projects. The AWA has committed to support these project for the long-term. The support from AWA makes up only a part of the costs for these all-important feeding programs.
Every year AWA also partners with the United States Embassy in the “Share the Spirit” program. We decide on a different project each year.
In the past this has included in afternoon of planting trees and collecting food stuffs for needy families.
The Community Service projects that we support are described below.
Kariobangi Cheshire Home for the Aged – They house and feed 35 destitute senior and feed an additional 120 elders three times per week. AWA provides funds to support the feeding program.
Pat Dixson Elderly feeding program – Pat provides twice monthly food handouts to elderly women in Limuru. Approximately 400 women are supported. AWA provides funds for the food handouts.
S.J.T. Amka Health Project – They assist 315 families affected with HIV/AIDS. AWA provides funds to support their feeding program.
St. Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus – Kawangware – They care for 200 preschool children, and assist an additional 80 children from outside the school. AWA provides funds to support their feeding programs.