Jasiri: Bold, Confident, Brave, Period.

Find out about Jasiri
and how you can make a difference.



Find out about our Soap
and how you can make a difference.


Biosand Filter

Find out about the BioSand Filter
and how you can make a difference.


“Foothold: a secure position for further progress or development.”

What we do...


Foothold International’s Biosand filters provide up to 99% pure water, reduce deforestation and last up to 10 years with proper care.

Learn More


Empowers community groups to handcraft soap for their local schools and community through our partnership with Pacha Soap Co.

Learn More


Provides artisans access to consumers who value high-quality, handmade items such as aprons, bags, soap, skincare, jewelry…

Learn More


Jasiri is a self-sustaining menstrual pad company improving the quality of life for women.

Learn More

Our Mission

Foothold is a faith-based nonprofit serving in Kenya, East Africa utilizing sustainable, local resources and people to make lasting change in the lives of local communities. Our focus is clean water, sanitation, and hygiene innovations that empower people to prevent disease while providing a way out of poverty.

Learn More

How we do things

Foothold works with dreamers and servant leaders within their local communities of Kenya, giving them the tools to pull themselves out of poverty and empower them to bring their neighbors and friends along with them.

Read Our Blog
Going to KenyaUncategorizedUpdates
July 5, 2021

Cherie Climbs Kilimanjaro for Clean Water

I will be climbing Kilimanjaro September 18, 2021 along with Chelsey Bolles and Kalyn McGraw.  The three of us have paid for our travel and climb expenses, but we're seeking…
Ladies of NamelokSoap
November 6, 2020

Melicent’s Turn

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”  --Maya Angelou Melicent carries herself with a presence that…
Covid-19 ResponseUncategorized
October 23, 2020

Covid Update: October 2020

This October 2020, we are excited and worried.  Before we get into why we're excited, let us address our worries: Kenya has entered a drought season.  This is not unusual. …