The final GiveBig was a huge success-

over $50,000 was raised.


Amazon Smile

CHAPS is also now part of Amazon Smile.  It doesn't cost you anything but raises funds for our work.

to find out more click the link below.

CHAPS has Guidestar Silver ranking.

Chaps is now designated Silver Rating by Guidestar.  We are looking at moving up to a aGold rating but at present it would require us to spend significant funds on an accounting audit.  Should we find a volunteer who can audit our very simple books we will revisit the question.  In the mean time those funds will be spent in support of family planning.

What we do

CHAPS provides direct funding to remote clinics that have proven to be effective in their environment. These clinics receive 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

Due Diligence, 

In late April, two board members traveled to Northern Kenya to review the clinics that CHAPs has made donations to support and to visit two other organizations who are candidates for support. 

The burn clinic at Ol Malo for the Samburu Trust

So many children fall into the cooking fires and with the introduction of the acrylic baby hats and clothes from China, the melted fabric drives the burns to horrific levels. We were able to fund a years supply of bandages and medicines for them.  The clinic is having quite good success with healing the wounds. This is a photo of one young patient. 

Where to find us

  • 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

Clinic in the field

Successful burn treatment at the Ol Malo burn clinic

This Land Rover donated by CHAPS