DfA Kenya Trust
DfA has been registered as a trust in Kenya (DfA Kenya Trust) since April 2017. This legal form corresponds to the German foundation. The trust is managed by five Trustees who form the Kenyan board. They manage the assets of DfA for the beneficiaries of our projects in Kenya. As a legal entity, the DfA Kenya Trust may own property (including land) in Kenya and conclude contracts. A tax exemption is also possible and is currently being pursued. The Trustees are Sr. Seraphine (Manager Sponsorship Project), Sr. Fabian (DfA trained dentist), Sr. John Mary (Administrator of Hospital in Asumbi), Felix Osanga (Managing Director DfA) and Christophory Angir (graduate of the DfA sponsorship project, civil engineer).
DfA aims to transfer more and more responsibility for the projects to the Kenyan partners in the future. The DfA Kenya Trust is a very important committee in this endeavor. The Trustees meet once a month via Zoom and make important decisions concerning the work of DfA in Kenya. Our aim is that as many decisions as possible are made and implemented in Kenya, and to monitor and provide support in the process of implementation.
Sr. Mary Fabian of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph Asumbi works as a dentist in Mombasa. DfA Germany paid her university fee for studying Dentistry. She is a member of the Dentists for Africa Kenya Trust and is amongst the responsible persons for the dental projects.
Sr. Seraphine Rono has been a member of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph (Asumbi) for 25 years. She is Coordinator of the DfA Orphans Project since 2006 and a founding member of the DfA Kenya Trust.
Sr. John Mary Nasambu Wafula is a Catholic nun from the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph-Asumbi. She is a member of the DfA Kenya Trust. Sr. John Mary holds a master’s degree in nursing and has been a beneficiary of a DfA sponsorship during her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She is the administrator of Asumbi Mission Hospital that runs a dental unit supported by DfA.
Felix Osanga is a Medical Engineer by profession and a graduate of the DfA sponsorship program. He is in charge of the maintenance of all DfA dental units in Kenya. He is also the Managing Director of our dental projects in Kenya and has an advisory role in the Dentists for Africa Kenya Trust.
Christophory Angir Andiema is a graduate of the DfA sponsorship program and a member of the DfA Kenya Trust. A Civil Engineer by profession, he is supporting DfA in infrastructural development projects.