Meet the passionate and dedicated people who serve our partners in Kenya, Indonesia and the United States.
"I responded to the call into missions at the Urbana Missions Conference many years ago. This led me to serve in Malaysia for a year, then Indonesia for 4 years, where I met Hotmaida Siahaan, one of my students. I came to PFP to share my passion for helping women in poverty in Indonesia (Hotmaida now oversees our program there), and have fallen in love with the women in Kenya! I am really inspired by the women we partner with, in Kenya and Indonesia, and find it very life-giving to get to know them, come alongside them, believe in them, and seek to empower them to become all that God created them to be."
With PFP since 2006
"I remember taking my first anthropology class in college and deciding that from then on, any donations I made would go towards people in the developing world. The economic disparity saddened me deeply. Spending my time wisely was equally important and when I found PFP, I was hooked. I love the model of partnering, not directing, and really love meeting my sisters from around the world."
With PFP since 2005.
Marketing & Communications Manager
"I am motivated every day at PFP by women helping women and the huge impact that can have personally, locally, nationally and internationally. I am in awe of how the women in Kenya support one another and rise out of hardship hand in hand. Their stories bring me joy and inspiration in my work life and personal life. "
With PFP Since July 2016.
Regional Program Managers
Regional Director, Mbooni Region
Agnes Kioko is the Regional Director, overseeing the Regional Program Managers, as well as the Mbooni region Women's Groups. Agnes started as a Kyeni Kya Yatwa women's group member in 2008, rising up to Chairlady, and then to Regional Manager in 2009. To say leadership is a strength of Agnes', still doesn't even come close! Agnes is passionate not only about seeing leadership come alive in other women, but on a deeper level her well-being is woven in with every Kenyan Women's Group member. Agnes is grateful to God for the chance to share knowledge and opportunities with women in Kenya, as well as in the United States.
Tulimani Regional Manager
In Memory, Esther Kanyumu
Our dear friend passed away on December 24th, 2017.
Esther Kanyumu has been the Tulimani Regional leader since 2013. Esther was a school teacher for many years until she retired, but still has a passion for teaching. Esther continues with that passion as she teaches women the skills they need to keep feel confident, keep a clean house, and learn new skills. Esther says that women used to not talk to one another in the same area, let alone help one another! Now women are helping raise each other up, and real change is happening.
Kisau Regional Manager
Susan Musyoka is the Regional Program Manager of the Kisau region, overseeing 8 Women's Groups, and has been a Regional Program Manager since 2012. Susan has seen firsthand the shift from darkness to light on so many levels since partnering with PFP. The partnership has helped break the cycle of not just financial poverty, but also spiritual and physical. Susan says she has been impacted by all of the women who now have stronger faiths, cleaner homes, healthier relationships, and better incomes!
Indonesia Program Leader
Hotmaida Siahaan started Yagobi, a local non-profit in Indonesia, with the goal of equipping and empowering women. PFP visited the Yagobi project in the Siborongborong, North Sumatra region of Indonesia in 2007, soon after our partnership began. The past few years, Hotmaida has been working with 5 women’s groups—with a focus on income generation to help the women and their families rise up out of poverty. Yagobi’s focus has been on income generating projects (pig breeding has been most successful) to partner with women who are subsistence farmers. They are now also focusing on financial support for health care need through a Family Health Fund.