L to R Michele Sprada and Sr. Linda Glaeser, SSJ, Co-founders of FIOH-USA receive a thank you gift of rice and a chicken.

Future In Our hands-USA (FIOH-USA) is a 501c3 organization created in repsonse to the dire needs of the poor in Kenya,  We are a small local organization with close personal relationships with the people we assist.  Future In Or Hands-USA is a part of the Future in Our Hands International Network (FIOH) -a humanitarian and environmental action organization with partners in many countries throughout the world.

FIOH-USA was founded by two Buffalo, NY natives, Michele Sprada and Sister Linda Glaeser, SSJ who visited Kisumu, Kenya and returned with a deep yearning to do something about the poverty they witnessed.

Mission of Future In Our Hands – USA

Future in Our Hands – USA, is dedicated to more equitable use of world resources.   FIOH-USA raises funds to support education, health care, sanitation and to help obtain potable water for impoverished people throughout the world. FIOH-USA stands for a commitment to co-operation and active consideration (rather than competition) for our fellow human beings; equal rights for everyone; and co-responsibility to safeguard the environment for current and future generations.  FIOH-USA hopes to promote social and economic justice in impoverished countries around the world.

FIOH Board 2015

Left to Right-Back Row:  Ellen Rose Dragos, Marcia Uebbing, Sandy Warner, Clay Carson. Front row; Linda Glaeser, SSJ, Mary Owusu, Kitty Strickland, Mary Ellen Dye


The board of directors of FIOH – USA consists of an all volunteer group of individuals that generously donate their time to ensure that FIOH – USA can effectively accomplish it’s mission.

Sister Linda Glaeser, SSJ – President and Co-founder- Sister of St. Joseph, Physical Therapist
Mary Ellen Dye – Vice-President-Retired Special Education Teacher
Sandy Warner – Treasurer-Retired Bank Examiner
Ellen Dragos– Secretary, biblical scholar and mom
Joanne Cannan-mother
Clay Carson – Retired Engineer
Mary Owusu – Web Design Specialist
Rachel Turner– retired banker and mother
Kitty Strickland – Fundraising Specialist

Nursery School children drinking porridge

Nursery school children in Awasi village in Kisumu Kenya enjoy healthy porridge provided through a program of FIOH-USA

Since our founding in 2005 FIOH-USA has funded many projects including:

  • Building wells to provide safe water for the people of Kenya
  • Sponsoring students to attend high school, college and vocational training in Kenya and Zambia
  • Providing monthly transportation to clinics so that HIV positive Kenyans are able to get their anti-retroviral medications.
  • Funding micro-loans to empower Kenyan and Zambian women’s groups in income-generating activities.
  • Providing sanitary pads to female students at Kanyamedha Secondary School and Usoma Primary School
  • Funded an agriculture project that supports rural farmers in Shabila, Zambia.
  • Funding a project to improve the quality of education in four Orphan and Vulnerable Children-centered school in Zambia.

 Through the generosity of donors, FIOH-USA is able to provide water, food , health, education and work to our brothers and sisters in Kenya, and Zambia.
It is our mission to continue to serve those who need our help throughout East Africa and beyond.

Please help us by donating now.

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