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About Irigithathi

Irigithathi means first born. This community which lies at the slopes of Mount Kenya was inhabited by white British settlers before Kenya gained independence in 1893. After 1893, these settlers sold their land to Kenyans coming from various regions with the majority relocating from the Embu region.

The water source for this area is the Tigithi River that runs from Mount Kenya.

The Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) started mission work in this area many years ago. They have planted a hospital, a medical school, a secondary school and churches in the area.

The community is one of only two in the country to have a home for children with disabilities.

Irigithathi has partnered with 410 Bridge since 2017. Their major languages are Kikuyu, Swahili, and English.

Their Community Goals

  • Education Supplies and Training to Help Their Children
  • Foundations for Farming Program
  • Continued Leadership Council Training on How To Best Serve Their People
  • Savings Group Expansion
  • Community Water Management and Sustainability
  • Fruit Tree Project
  • Secondary School Mentorship
  • Living Seed Program Expansion
  • Pastoral Training Program

Where is Irigithathi located?

Found in Nyeri County, Central Region 

Sponsor the Community of Irigithathi

When you sponsor the Irigithathi community through 410 Bridge, you support programs and projects that allow the people to fix their own unique set of barriers. Every chance we get, we want to empower and lift up people to recognize that God has given them giftings and skills to move their communities forward to a better and more self-sustaining place.

Sponsoring the Irigithathi community, whether for $18, $23, $35, or more a month, allows for this to happen.

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