Our Mission

Hopewell-Keroka Alliance (HKA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that increases awareness in Hopewell Valley, NJ of the needs of the people of Keroka in Western Kenya.

HKA raises funds for projects to support the health and education of the people and to improve the infrastructure in the Keroka area. Project implementation is managed by our partner organization in Kenya, HKA-Keroka.

To learn more about HKA, click on About HKA. For a summary of HKA’s history and completed and current projects see our Trifold Brochure.

To find out about projects we have funded so far, click on What We've Done

For information on projects for which we are raising money, click on What We're Doing

Clink on this link to see the 2015 update report from our Kenyan partners in HKA-Keroka: HKA-Keroka Report June 2015

Clink on this link to see the 2012 update report from our Kenyan partners in HKA-Keroka: HKA-Keroka Report 2012

Please Help

To volunteer your time, a little or a lot, email us at hopewell.keroka.alliance@gmail.com

To make a tax-deductible donation, please mail your check made out to HKA to:
- HKA, PO Box 67, Pennington, NJ 08534

or click below to donate via PayPal using a credit card:

 

Latest News

HKA will be holding its festive 10th-anniversary gala – “A Harvest of Hope: Hand in Hand, Together, These Past 10 Years” – at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in Pennington on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support the ongoing projects described in the What We're Doing section of this website. Information about the Gala can be found on our Gala Flyer and the Hold-the-Date card. We are also inviting local businesses to strengthen our community’s ties to Kenya as a sponsor of this very worthwhile event. Please download and complete the Gala Sponsorship Form. For a quick look at HKA's history and completed and current projects see our Trifold Brochure.

HKA and the High School Model WHO Club shared a booth at Pennington Day on May 20, 2017, to let the community know about our work in Kenya and to raise money. Net proceeds for the day were $296, raised by talented artists from the WHO Club raised who panted henna tattoos on many grateful customers, by students who ran a ring toss game for young children, and from general donations. Thanks to all who stopped by the booth to learn about our projects and to all the students and HKA Board members who worked at the booth.

The 8th Annual HKA-WHO Club Flea Market, held on the weekend of March 25 and 26, 2017 at Hopewell Valley Central High School, raised $2,850 to help fund our projects in Kenya. Household items, clothing, books, toys, etc. were accepted at the High School on Saturday, March 25 and the Flea Market was held on Sunday, March 26 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. We very much appreciate the generosity of donors of goods and the efforts of all the volunteers who helped make this year's flea market a success.

From July 17-27, 2016, HKA members Jane Lee, Mandy Lee, Lillian Rankel and Andy Jackson visited Kenya and the Nyankoba area at their own expense to observe progress on HKA projects. Read the first two of several articles by journalist Jane Lee on her experiences there: A Tale of Tea and Four Thika Students. During the visit, Mandy Lee conducted a survey of the water needs for the Nyanchonori village to help develop a long-term plan for the borehole and water distribution system. We learned that Nyamira County had agreed to install the pump and solar power for the borehole they drilled in March 2016. HKA will connect the pump to the electricity grid to back up the solar system, install a 100 cubic meter storage tank and build the distribution system to the community.

 

Calendar

2017 Calendar

July 17-31, 2017: Global Connections Kenya student trip to Kenya. For more information on the GCK trip see: www.globalconnectionskenya.org.

August, date to be determined. HKA Board meeting.

Saturday, October 21, 2017: HKA 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner, 6 pm to 9 pm at Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association's Center for Environmental Advocacy, Science, and Education, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534.

 

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