Rachel (kigamwa Onzere) Turner

My name is Rachel Turner from Africa and a retired banker. l was born in Vihiga, Kidundu village, Kenya and presently live in Buffalo, NY. l learned about FIOH-USA through a wonderful lady, Sr. Linda Glaeser. As God always plans a day for everyone, so was the day l met Linda. l have always had […]

Ellen Rose Dragos

Board member

I believe in the sacred unity and dignity of all peoples. When I learned about FIOH-USA I embraced its mission of loving neighbors we cannot see by sharing our resources in response to the unjust poverty of Kenyans and others. I joined the Board of Directors to work with a group of dedicated Western New […]

Clay Carson

I joined FIOH-USA because it was an opportunity to help Maureen, my family’s friend in Zambia, help her community. What I found was an opportunity to help people in Kenya and Tanzania as well. As a retired chemical Engineer I am able to use my skills in project planning to help the success of the […]

Catherine Strickland

People call me by my nickname “Kitty”. I have three grown children, six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren plus some stepchildren. I grew up in a close-knit family that owned and operated many greenhouses. I worked there growing and selling all kinds of plants. I recently became involved in FIOH-USA and am now on the […]

Sister Linda Glaeser, SSJ

After witnessing extreme poverty during my first trip to Kisumu Kenya in 2003 combined with the strong work ethic of the people, I was moved to do something to make a difference in this injustice. My niece, Michele Sprada and I founded FIOH-USA and it was incorporated as a 501C3 organization in December 2005. My […]

Mary Owusu

I have always wanted to give back to the motherland in some way. I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa and came to the States when I was younger. Although I have spent more of my life in the US than I did in Ghana, I have always felt very connected to “doing […]

Sandra Warner

I joined the Board of Directors of Future in our Hands – USA in 2008. I had worked previously worked with Sister Linda Glaeser on another nonprofit Board and was inspired by the accomplishments of FIOH in helping to alleviate the poverty in Kenya. I had recently retired from a career in the financial services […]

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