Our Mission

Hopewell-Keroka Alliance (HKA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created to increase awareness in Hopewell Valley, New Jersey, of the needs of the people of Keroka in Western Kenya. To learn more about HKA, click on About HKA.

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.

In the first ten years we focused on improving the infrastructure in the Nyankoba Ward near Keroka. To find out about projects we have funded and completed so far, click on What We've Done

In the next ten years we plan to focus on Education, Enterprise and Empowerment (EEE). Read about our ideas on EEE

For a summary of HKA’s history and completed and current projects see our Trifold Brochure.

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

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

Fresh water is now available for the Nyanchonori community. Between January and October 2018, our sister organization HKA-Keroka, working in partnership with the government of Nyamira County, Kenya, has completed work on the water tank tower, installed the water pump in the borehole, installed a solar power system and built four kiosks to distribute the water within the community. HKA sent $30,000 to fund their share of the project and $15,000 has been committed toward the building of one more large storage tank and two kiosks to complete the project for Nyanchonori. Click here for a presentation on the project: Nyanchonori Water Borehole Project

We would like to thank Stacy Paolella, owner of Cream King in Pennington, for designating Monday, July 30th as Cream King Monday for HKA, meaning that 20% of sales and all tips for that day went to support HKA’s projects. HKA Board member Sierra Kochersberger, who was working at Cream King for the summer, requested support for HKA. Her tips for the day and those of employees Jess, Naomi, Ewa and Carolyn were donated and we thank them very much for their support. The event raised $326.

The 9th Annual HKA-WHO Club Flea Market, held on the weekend of March 24 and 25, 2018 at Hopewell Valley Central High School, raised $3,043 to help fund our projects in Kenya. Household items, clothing, books, toys, etc. were accepted at the High School on Saturday, March 24 and the Flea Market was held on Sunday, March 25 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.

HKA’s 10th-Anniversary Gala celebration, held at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association on Saturday, October 21, 2017 was a resounding success. In addition to a good time being had by all, the sold-out event well-exceeded the organizers’ fund-raising goals. The evening’s special guest, Kenya’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States, David Kahiro Gacheru, congratulated HKA on its work in Kenya over the last ten years and stressed the importance of such philanthropy in helping Kenyan communities to develop their local infrastructure. HKA thanks the many business, organizational and private sponsors, donors and contributors of funds, goods, services, time or talent that helped shape the event. A full listing of all sponsors, donors and contributors can be found by clicking on Gala Supporters.

Here is a press release on the Gala: HKA Gala post-event thank-you.

 

Calendar

2018

November fundraiser - Email blast.

2019

January 16: HKA Board Meeting, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, HVCHS room 301.

March 23-24: 10th Annual HKA-WHO Club Flea Market will be held on the weekend of March 23 and 24 at Hopewell Valley Central High School. Household items, clothing, books, toys, etc. will be accepted at the High School on Saturday, March 23 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The Flea Market will be held on Sunday, March 24, also from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The 2018 Flea Market raised over $3000, 100% of which went towards health, education and infrastructure improvements in the Keroka area of Kenya. We aim to match or exceed that total this year and very much appreciate the generosity of donors of goods and the efforts of all the volunteers who will help make this year's flea market a success.

Press Releases

The following delightful and informative articles on people and life in Kenya were written by Jane Lee, HKA Board Member and journalist, who visited Kenya and the Nyankoba area in 2016:
A Tale of Tea
Four Thika Students
Water comes to Nyanchonori
New Roads
Profile of a Female Tea Farmer
Profile of a Health Care Worker
Profile of a Deputy School Principal
HKA Gala post-event thank-you.
 

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