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Partnering for Progress is a non-profit 501(c) organization based in Spokane, WA that helps ensure access to health care, education, sanitation, clean water and economic development to residents in developing countries.  Currently we are working in the Kopanga/Giribe area in Kenya.

Areas of Focus


Health Care ~ Clean Water ~ Sanitation ~ Medical Training

Health Education, including our Power of Milk Nutrition Program

 Economic Development  

Educational Scholarships for High School Students


Guiding Principles  


Empowerment   Through a process of integration between Partnering for Progress volunteers and the leaders of the communities we serve, we strive to recruit, train, and support local involvement until our programs are self-sustaining.  Partnering for Progress provides a hand up, not a hand out.  

Collaboration   The global need for access to health care, clean water and education is massive.  Tackling this issue alone is unfathomable.  Through meaningful collaboration with local, regional, and international individuals, organizations, and government agencies, Partnering for Progress is able to realize effective change.

Commitment    Partnering for Progress operates with a passionate commitment to our cause, to the communities in which we work, and to our devoted volunteers.

Accountability   Our donors trust us to make the most effective decisions that will ultimately lead to successful initiatives in third world countries.  We take that trust very seriously.  Partnering for Progress is dutifully earning a reputation for being a trusted, financially accountable, and effective organization by providing measured success and thoughtful analysis of programs. 

Sustainability     Partnering for Progress aims to be a catalyst for change, rather than a crutch.  Our goal is to enable communities to break the long-standing cycle of poverty and poor health.  Through the advancement of local technology and implementing culturally relevant, locally supported projects, we aim to create a sustainable future for the people of each community we serve. 


P4P Programs


  • Built and equipped a health clinic
  • Send bi-annual medical and dental teams to Migori Province to provide basic medical care, staff training and patient health education 
  • Conduct Power of Milk Project to serve malnourished children and educate caregivers about locally available nutritious foods


  • Provide health education in most primary and secondary schools 
  • Grant 27 secondary school scholarships annually to academically and economically qualified students 
  • Provide health education and feminine hygiene kits to girls, enabling them to continue to attend school during their menstrual periods


  • Completed pump project and holding tanks at the Kopanga Clinic and installed rain water catchment systems at local schools. 
  • Completed a water source protection project that affects 135 homes
  • Replaced a broken well pump that serves 10-12 households
  • Educate community on water issues with help from high school students we have trained
  • Three more projects are planned for 2016 


  • Pilot projects and matching funds programs are being developed for raising of goats as a revenue sorce.
  • Training of twenty farmers on correct farming practices and the provision of seeds & fertilizer resulting in 300% improved crops, in turn empowering the community.

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Quick Facts

15% of children under 5 are severely malnourished

 54% of population in rural areas do not use water from an improved source

Malaria is the largest cause of death in Migori County

57% of women (age 14-49) do not have comprehensive HIV prevention knowledge

only 52% of students transition to secondary school

19% of girls marry before the age of 15 and 56% marry before the age of 18

Wish List

Plumpy Nut - $55 of nutritional support for one child for 7 weeks

Medical supplies – otoscope, bandages, gloves

Health Workers - $20 for supplies for Community Health Volunteers

Economic Development – matching fund of $10 buys a goat

Days for Girls Reusable Sanitary Kits – $10 per kit

School supplies – pencils, note books

Dental Supplies – toothbrushes, toothpaste

Chlorine for Water – $25 buys 80 bottles

Water Projects – $1200 for one school water tank