Upendo Orphans Support Project

Project Board


Alison Talbert


Alison Talbert is a missionary doctor serving with Crosslinks, a UK Anglican mission agency. She has lived in Kilifi since 2005 and is currently researching prevention and treatment of malnutrition at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme.

Gladys Chivatsi

Assistant Chairperson

Gladys holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. She is currently the Principal of Ribe Girls Secondary School in Kaloleni.

Norris Kaingu


Norris Kaingu is a graduate in Business Administration. He currently works at Sokoke Boys Secondary School as an Accounts Clerk. He previously worked at the same institution as a Librarian.

Faith Gambo


Faith is a Medical Laboratory Technologist. She is currently working with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kilifi as a Laboratory Researcher.

Rachel Mwanyae


Rachel is the treasurer of the Upendo Methodist Women Group. She is professionally a banker and previously worked with Barclays Bank. She is currently the Director of Reams Products Limited. She is also a church leader at the Kilifi Methodist Church.

Lucia Kashero


Lucia is professionally a counselor. She currently works at Pwani University as a lecturer in the Department of Education and Social Sciences.

Peris Karima


Peris is the chairperson of the Upendo Methodist Women Group who are the founder members of the Orphans' Project. She is a Civil Servant at the Kilifi County Hospital. She is also a member of the Kilifi Methodist Church.