About CMF, MoHI, & Hope Partnership

During my time in Nairobi, I’ll be working with two different organizations: CMF International and Missions of Hope International. On this page, you can learn more about the role each of them play in the work being done in Nairobi.


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CMF International is a non-profit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was founded in 1949. CMF provides financial and operational support for the work being done in Nairobi. The CMF team works to identify and develop partnerships with individual donors and churches across the United States to fund this important work. All financial gifts are processed and receipted through the CMF office and are fully tax deductible. CMF also sends missionaries to Nairobi to work alongside national partners and assist in critical and strategic field operations.

Beyond Kenya, CMF also has over 150 missionaries and supports various ministries in 20 different countries around the world. To learn more about CMF, including history and other ministry areas, visit cmfi.org.



Missions of Hope International (MoHI) is a Kenyan NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that was started by a Kenyan couple, Mary and Wallace Kamau in 2000. MoHI operates 13 schools for sponsored children in the slum community of Mathare (pronounced ma-THAR-ee) Valley, as well as separate boys and girls boarding schools for middle and high school students about an hour outside of the city. They also operate medical clinics, a micro-finance program, a trade school, and a CHE (Community Health Evangelism) program in the Mathare Valley slum.

To learn more about MoHI’s various programs and ministries, both in Mathare Valley and beyond, visit mohiafrica.org.



In 2005, CMF and MoHI established a formal partnership with MoHI running the ground operations and CMF providing financial and missionary support. Together, they established a child sponsorship program with CMF managing the US operations and MoHI managing the Kenyan operations.