FACTS ABOUT NAIVASHA:
- Derived from the Masai word Nai'posha,
meaning "rough water"
- Northwest of Nairobi (capital of Kenya)
- Home to 25,000 orphans
- Part of the Great Rift Valley
- Located in the Nakuru District
Frequently Asked Questions
Why go to Naivasha?
We go to build relationships, listen and learn. By actually spending time with Panua leaders and members, as well as the larger Naivasha community, we see and hear first-hand the amazing things God is doing in that community. You will be challenged, but also inspired by what you see. The experience will likely reframe how you see your own life.
Is it safe?
Kenya is a developing and poor country in many places. Knowing that, we take appropriate precautions and mitigate risks.
How much does the trip cost?
The trip cost is around $3,000.
How long are the trips?
The trips are usually 12-14 days in length.
What will I do?
• Engage with the very warm and friendly people of Naivasha, Kenya. Meet Panua leaders and hear their passion. Get to know Panua members and see their businesses, homes, and meet their families.
• Listen and absorb the stories you hear.
• Experience sharing at a deep level with your team and those you meet
• See Naivasha – all of it! Visit the rural areas that include farms, travel the streets of downtown Naivasha, walk through slums, eat at local restaurants, and see beautiful Lake Naivasha and the surrounding countryside.
• Work with the Naivasha team on specific program elements.
• Worship with our friends at Trinity United Methodist Church and Ririshua United Methodist Church.
• Pray for the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing in the world and specifically in Naivasha.
• Eat together, not just with our team, but with families and friends, such as Paul Matheri, Moses Maina, Florence Muthoni, and many more.
• Have fun!
Email our outreach coordinator to get
the latest info on trips.