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Kabaa- New Library – A Foundation Set in Stone

The local priest blessed Kabaa’s New Library foundation stone. Thank you to everyone who showed up for the event.  


7 Year Celebration and Fundraising Dinner

Please join us for our annual fundraising dinner as we celebrate 7 years of our mission work in Kenya. Date : Saturday, November 4, at 5:00 pm Venue:  St. John’s...


Harambee + Grants = Working Together

What is “harambee”?

Dancers at a Harambee at Kwa Muema Secondary School in March, 2011

Harambee is Swahili for working together. In Kenya this word refers to a gala fund raising event with food (often roasted goat), and soft drinks, speeches, song and dance.

Mulundi Village Harambees.

The community of Mulundi holds harambees to match funds from Books and Bricks.

1. March 2011 harambee held at Kwa Muema Secondary School to raise funds to complete the unfinished rooms of the school.

2. February 2012 harambee at St. James Batavia Anglican Church to raise funds for scholarships for Mulundi girls attending high school.

3. December, 2013 harambee at Syongila Anglican Church to benefit David Ngangi to attend Kenyatta University.

4. April, 2015 harambee at Kwa Muema High School to complete the construction of Kwa Muema High School. The library is in need of chairs and tables and of course more books.  The entire school has 2 working computers.

5. August, 2015 harambee at A.I.C Kavuvoni Church to benefit Ms. Alice Nzomo to pursue College Education.  Alice was raised by a single mother and received partial funding for high school from Books and Bricks.



A drummer at Kwa Muema harambee and Amber Strehle taking a photo

Many of the images on this web site were taken by Amber Strehle of Tres Birds Studio. Check out her blog for more  photos of our March mission trip to Mulundi, and information about the polytechnic and scholarship student Mr. Elijah Munyoki.


We have received support in the form of 5 grants. Grants are matched with harambee donations.

1. $1000 by the Commission to Church in the World, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia to assist construct a classroom at Kwa Muema Secondary School. That construction was completed in May, 2011

2. $2500 from the Commission to the Church in the World, Episcopal Church, to refurbish and create a community library at Mulundi Primary School.

3. $1000 from Carl Knirk Memorial Scholarship by Bishop Greg Rickel of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, to construct a second classroom at Kwa Muema Secondary school.

4. $2500 UN MDG grant from Diocese of Olympia (Commission to the church in the world) to purchase library books and equip Kwa Muema High School Science laboratory. The science lab was constructed with a grant from LADF (Kitui Local Administration Development Fund- Government of Kenya).

5. $1000 Grant from Rev. J.D. Godwin towards the Construction of the new library at Kwa Muema High School.

6. $2000 Grant from Rev. J.D. Godwin towards the Construction of a new library at Kilonzo High School.