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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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May 16, 2022

Francis Kimario, Kilimanjaro Guide

Spotlight on our Guide: Francis KimarioMarried with 3 children: 2 girls, 1 boy12 years leading teams to the summitMore than 50 trips led2007--started out as a porter carrying luggage up…
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May 5, 2022

Cherie’s Kilimanjaro Packing Recommendations

This is the packing list I wanted when I was preparing to climb Kilimanjaro. I read blogs, watched Youtube videos, visited REI and Sierra at least 50 times, and read…
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April 28, 2022

Climb Kilimanjaro for Good

Book your Trip Learn More Cherie's Packing Recommendations Have you ever dreamed of climbing the tallest mountain in Africa? The views, the landscape, the culture, the hospitality, and the wildlife…