Upendo Foundation International was registered as a wholly Kenyan NGO in 2007, with the NGO number Op. 218/051/2007/0126/4567
With the continued growth and development of 3 related projects, over a nuimber of years, it was decided in 2007 to draw them together as a federation of partner projects. Imani CDO, Kirongo CICP and Umoja CCIP combined to form Upendo Foundation, a partnership embracing more than 30 community groups and nearly 3,000 people, of whom a half were partial or total orphans. In 2014 there are 2 clinics and 10 ECD Schools, run by and through the community groups. At this time Umoja was merged into the Imani group and Upendo now oversees, in collaboration with their sponsor Amani UK, a schools link network with 20 local schools linked to 20 in the UK. Upendo is also the supervising agent for another UK charity, Trade Relief, which helps to finance and develop small local businesses capable of future employment opportunities and of positive social impact.