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Who are we?

Mercy’s Hope is a 501 (non-profit organization founded by John and Valerie Hays in January of 2007.

What do we do?

Currently, Mercy’s Hope works with one orphanage in Githunguri, Kenya. We work to raise awareness of the level of poverty in which the children of these homes face on a daily basis. We raise money to provide temporary relief from the discomfort of hunger, illness, and cold. We are also working on plans to provide a more permanent solution to the problems of poverty and AIDS. We also have two Widow groups and local people in which we support through the purchasing of hand-made fair-trade jewelry. We then sell the jewelry and the profit goes to further “A Widows Worth” program.

Why do we do what we do?

The calling to serve the children of Kenya, Africa was born out of the example Jesus Christ gave us all in the scriptures which states:

“Religion that God our Father accepts as faultless is this: to look after the orphans and the widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  – James 1:27

The Board of Directors:


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Mercy Wambui
Director-Kenya Office
Valerie Hays
Founder andBoard Member
Donna Wargin
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Becky Oliver
Board Member
Gwen Roberts
Board Member
Aaron Deimund
Board Member