We are individuals who have been deeply and permanently impacted by our encounters with extreme poverty.
Ian and Anne May, and their small children, lived in Kenya starting and managing all aspects of a comprehensive humanitarian project, Karibu Centre. By living and working in an isolated location surrounded by slums, they gained a unique understanding of the great obstacles and powerful potential of working in impoverished communities in Kenya. Anne is employed as a School Psychologist, working with school teams and families to identify and serve children with special education needs. Ian works for the county mental health department as a Senior Mental Health Care Coordinator leading multidisciplinary treatment teams for the most acute children and families.
Megan Steele spent 13 months in Kenya as the Volunteer Coordinator for Karibu Centre, Thika, Kenya. She organized countless projects, counseled and aided young women, and coordinated numerous volunteer group visits. The impact of living in and among severe poverty was life changing. She continues her work in international development as an Africa Team Coordinator for Medical Teams International in Portland, Oregon.
Shari Altree has owned and operated an advertising agency for over 20 years. She creates and produces marketing materials for a variety of businesses in markets across the U.S. As a business owner, she understands key aspects to keeping budgets accurate and timelines feasible. She has volunteered for many years, helping with capital campaigns and charitable giving. Shari went to Kenya in 2009 and was forever changed by what she witnessed.
Our collective experience, knowledge, and talents make us uniquely suited to leverage small amounts of funding into programs that create critical and dramatic difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families.