May 3, 2016 is the next GiveBig.

The BigGive has been extended until midnight May 4 due to technical problems with the GiveBig website.

The total shown on the GiveBig website is not correct.

The 2015 GiveBig raised enough money to field a second Land Rover.

2016 we are raising funds to pay for 3 nurses salaries to go out in the Land Rovers and to pay the salaries of 2 family planning outreach counselors.

Goal - $30,000

100% of your donation goes to the causes we support as the board members are unpaid and they pay all operating costs.

 To donate please click the GiveBig link below.  There will be a place where you can designate where you would like your donation to be used, for example CHAT in the Laikipia, Samburu and Turkana districts or the Mugie Project.


What we do

CHAPS provides direct funding to remote clinics that have proven to be effective in their environment. These clinics recieve only small amounts of funding from large programs and we endeavor to fill in the gaps. You may direct your donations to one of the following categories of funding:

Family planning 

Family planning is one of the most critical needs for remote communities to survive and thrive.  By choosing to space their children 3-5 years apart it is possible for the whole family to survive the devastating droughts that regularly sweep the north of Kenya. Read More

CHAPS Solar Vaccine Refrigerator

Imagine eradicating vaccine preventable diseases all over the world.  This dream is with in reach; help us make it a reality.  At CHAPS we have been working to build a solar powered vaccine refrigerator to transport immunizations to some of the most remote communities in the world.  We have developed one that meets the tough transportation requirements and protects the vaccines to the specifications of the World Health Organization. Read More

In partnership with Lift Up Africa ( and with testing support from PATH (  and Cascade Engineering we are working to develop a vaccine refrigerator that meets the World Health Organization specifications and can be sent out on pack animals to remote locations.  

Where to find us

  • Mission Crowdfund
  • Guidestar
  • Just Give
  • Seattle Foundation
  • Microsoft Matching Fund
  • Yourcause

Non-Profit Information

CHAPS is a US approved 501(c)3 nonprofit.  
Our EIN number is 

Our Partners and Supporters

  • Lift Up Africa
  • PATH
  • APEX
  • Cascade Engineering, Inc.

CHAPS is dedicated to easing poverty and suffering by supporting mobile clinics and remote healthcare providers in northern Kenya. 

"Any one can make a difference.  Everyone should try." John F. Kennedy

The first trial with vaccines

The solar vaccine refrigerator on a 1 month trial

Presenting a check

Shanni and Rose accept donations for Family Planning, HIV/Aids and the Camel Clinics

This Land Rover donated by CHAPS