The RIGII Children Foundation is officially founded in 2009 by Janet Eikelenboom.
Thirteen years ago her brother died. He left his three children behind. Janet took care of these children. From this thought, she wanted to help other children in Kenya as well. Herself coming from Kenya, she knows how the living circumstances in this country are.
De children Janet and the other employees of the RIGII Children Foundation in Kenya are helping do not have their parents anymore. They died because of the impact of hiv/aids. These children live with their grandmothers, who can’t give the children everything they need, like school money and school uniforms.
The school the children go to is thee Kiriko Primary School in Kinari. Janet has got a contact person (Paul) at this school who checks that the children go to school. The secretary of the RIGII Children Foundation is Ben.
The RIGII Children Foundation does not only help children. It also helps the grandmothers who take care of the children, the school and this way the whole community. This way they build a better future.
The foundation is entirely dependent on donations from individuals or companies, but also from the sales of Kenyan products in fairs by Janet herself.