Our Story

Kickstart Kids International was founded in 2008 as a not-for-profit organisation to support the establishment of Familia Moja Children’s Home in Kenya. This is now home to over 30 children.

Familia Moja was co-founded in 2007 by Kickstart’s chairman, James Woodward, at the age of 21, after an orphanage where he was volunteering in the Kayole slum of Nairobi was abandoned and the children kicked onto the street.

In 2011, a local Kenyan Non Government Organisation was formed to cover the financial contribution previously provided by Kickstart and has subsequently increased the number of children being cared for. This is a huge achievement towards kickstarting the lives of these beautiful children.

Kickstart’s success with Familia Moja is now being leveraged through the construction of a second Kenyan children’s centre, Olturoto Children’s Village. This initiative is striving to achieve further local empowerment through financial and environmental sustainability.