Sustainable Community Groups
What We Believe
In his inception speech on May 15, 2010, the Founder and President of Nehemiah's Restoration, Rev. Rob Bollinger stated our cause this way, "In life I have found, when people experience an event that shakes the very core of everything they have ever known as "normal", and when they find themselves out on a limb holding on for dear life with nowhere to turn for help; it's not our place to help them off the limb, but rather it is our responsibility as fellow human beings to support that limb until they can get themselves off of it. That is what we do here at Nehemiah's Restoration, we help restore the brokenness of the human condition, so people can get themselves off the limb and once again stand on their own."
Where We Work
Our work takes place in the western most region of Kenya, on the northeast side of Lake Victoria along the northern border of Siaya county.
Work We Do
Developed in the early 2000’s, by U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program (OVC) has been helping in the plight of children and adolescents faced with significant risks and vulnerabilities as a result of HIV/AIDS and its socio-economic effects in Western Kenya
SUSTAINABILITY BUILT INTO OUR PROGRAM
In the years we have been doing this work, we have come to realize that if we were to hold true to our philosophy of “supporting people long-enough to support themselves” then our program had to emulate our philosophy.
Starting in the summer of 2020, we set out to redevelop our program with the idea our work required a life “Beyond Us”, so we develop into our program the assurance that the work we started in these communities will be “SUSTAINABLE” beyond our support.