Who We Are

"Compassion is the core of humanity"

Our Purpose

Transforming lives, giving dignity and opportunity to people living in abject poverty.

Our vision

A world where poverty is reduced and people attain sustainable economic growth and development.

Mission Statement

We contribute to poverty alleviation by educating children and supporting Social Economic programs in the poorest and hardest parts of Kenya.

Our Core Values

  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Stewardship
  • Resilience
  • Respect

Core of Humanity founding story:

The Founder of Core of Humanity, Janet Norman was born in abject poverty in a family of 10 children in Eastern Kenya in the early 90’s.  After her primary school education, Janet’s family could not afford to send her to high school. She stayed home working on the farm with her mother. By the Grace of God, in 2007 a well-wisher linked Janet to African Child Foundation, an American based Christian non-profit. ACF supported Janet’s high school and University education. This period was both a happy and sad time for Janet. Happy that she had finally joined high school and sad that she had left all her friends back at home enduring the same struggles and unable to go to school due to extreme economic hardships. It bothered her to see her friends stay at home instead of being in high school like her.

 During school holidays, Janet would visit her village in Eastern Kenya and meet her friends 

Back in school Janet would think a lot about her friends and the struggles they faced back at home. It was in her moments of solitude and deep thought, Janet came up with a plan to start an organization that would help send her friends to school. In August 2009 while in her morning preps, Janet wrote the words ‘Core of Humanity’ in her notebook. That would be the name of the organization that would raise funds to send her friends to school. Janet dreamt of an organization that would respond to the very core and desperate needs of humanity. She did not know how to go about it at that young age, but she kept that ambition at heart. Janet went on to finish her high school and university education. In 2020, Janet started the registration process of Core of humanity as an NGO. Today Core of Humanity is a registered NGO in Kenya, educating children and serving families in the poorest and hardest parts of Kenya.


Rev Father Daniel

Rev.Fr. Daniel Kitila

Board Chairperson

The board chairperson is the Fr-in -charge Ithemboni parish in Makueni county (which is one of our target counties)…

Janet is a lawyer based in Nairobi, a social entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of…

Rev. Samson is a high school teacher and a priest in the Anglican church. He knows the daily struggles of children living in…

sammy mbare

Sammy Mbare

Board Member

Sammy is a Mental Health and Psychosocial Counsellor with more than 15 years of experience working with NGOs in Kenya…


Carolyne Syombua

Board Member

Caro is a finance expert working with DHL international. She is a leader. Strict, analytical, attentive to details and understands…


Purity Muindi

Board Member

Purity is an accountant working for Safer Power Limited. Purity has 5-year experience working with charity…

Board Members
𝑩𝒐𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝑴𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕; 𝑹𝒆𝒗. 𝑺𝒂𝒎𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝑴𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒐, 𝑱𝒂𝒏𝒆𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏 (𝑪𝑬𝑶), 𝑹𝒆𝒗. 𝑭𝒓. 𝑫𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒆𝒍 𝑲𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑺𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒚 𝑴𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒊
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