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Brighter Communities Worldwide works in partnership with communities in East Africa to deliver programmes that enrich their lives and help create better futures for them and their families.

20 year challenge

As part of our 20-year anniversary we’ve launched a 20-year challenge! Find out more about how you can take part below.

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Host a 20 year celebration

Get your family and friends involved with a 20-year celebration. Whether it’s a coffee morning or a BBQ, they’re all great ways to help raise money.

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20 years shining a light on inequality

  • 1,862,682 direct beneficiaries
  • 4,377 volunteers on the ground
  • 107,778 students impacted

Our programmes

Brighter Communities Worldwide works in partnership with communities to deliver programmes that enrich lives and help create better futures for everyone.

During 2021, we supplied hand washing facilities to 395,487 people who had none as part of our emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 395,487 people

In 2021, we supported 312 schools to re-open by providing hand washing containers, soap, and training students in keeping safe from COVID-19.

  • 312 schools

During 2021, we supported 254 men and 318 women to set up their own businesses ranging from making reusable face masks to poultry rearing to potato growing.

  • 572 men and women


News & events


Green sauce and sprinkles

Listening to the radio last week I was both amazed and delighted that finally conversations were taking place on subjects that before now were taboo. Who would believe that Joe Duffy would be taking about menopause! Of all subjects on National radio in broad daylight and not just for a half hour segment for the […]

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Healthy childhoods and making milestones – Maria Kidney reflects

Maria Kidney (Co-founder and Director) and Martin Ballantyne (CEO) have made the difficult decision to remain in Kenya this Christmas. There are too many reasons as to why they simply cannot leave…

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1,000 children need our help

When COVID-19 stop schools re-opening – what happens to the children? COVID-19 has brought about many challenges not least to the lives of the children across Kericho County. As we launch a fundraising campaign to support community based learning groups for the children, we asked Maria Kidney – (co-founder and director) who has remained in […]

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