Victor’s story

We have an email from Victor. We are so proud of him!

Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:11:40 +0300
From: Victor Kogo
Reply-To: Victor Kogo
Subject: Admission to Harvard, Yale and 4 other U.S Universities/Colleges

Dear Friends and Trustees of Palmhouse Foundation,

Hello, My name is Kogo Kiptoo Victor and I am a beneficiary of Palmhouse Foundation who cleared form Maseno School in 2011.

I scored an A of 83 points and was subsequently admitted to a program called KenSAP that aims to place bright but needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds at elite American Universities. I was in the program for three months and I applied to a number of American Universities namely; Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Kenyon, Carleton, Bowdoin and Colgate, I was admitted to all the universities except Carleton and I am so happy. In addition, I would like to thank Palmhouse and most specifically Margaret and Erick Munene for their unerring support and advice. I would never have imagined that one day, I would be contemplating the opportunity to join the best University in the world but that dream is becoming a reality thanks to you people and God, you have enabled me dream big and I am never looking back because you have made everything possible.

Palmhouse programs such as the termly mentoring has so much transformed and shaped my character, personality and most importantly my principles. Palmhouse has molded me and defined me into the man I am today. I really do look forward to attending the upcoming mentoring in April and I am eternally grateful, once again, to the entire Palmhouse foundation.

I am forwarding a few of the emails from the colleges that admitted me to you and I look forward to seeing you all on April 12th and 13th.

Sincere regards,
Victor Kogo.


Obiver’s story

My name is Obiver, I attended Majiweni Primary school in Tana River District. I scored 383Marks and was admitted to Alliance Boys High School, am in Form 4.

I am the first born in a family of four children. We live with our elderly mother as my father passed on early while was much younger. We live on a church land where we do subsistence farming.

I had lost all hope for further education and I had no idea what I wanted to become. However, I was first in my primary school when I sat for KCPE.

The support for my secondary education has given me an opportunity to dream again.


Veronica’s story

My name is Veronica, I am in Mary Mount Girls High School. I hail from Trans Nzoia and I scored 352 marks in KCPE.

I am an orphan in a family of eight children. My mother raised us alone; she was a squatter and a casual laborer. After her death, we were expelled from the farm we were living on. My elder siblings scattered and are not traceable.

My former primary school catered for my education and housing in a nearby slum with my younger siblings.


Meet Eric Kimani the Chairman Board of Trustees

Eric and his wife Margaret are the founder trustees of The Palmhouse Foundation. Eric is an entrepreneur, business leader and philanthropist. He has previously served as finance director for Williamson Tea and Dormans Coffee and also later as CEO at KTDA limited and Managing Director at Sameer Africa limited. He has recently given up salaried work to concentrate on his own businesses. He also sits as non-executive board member in a number of organizations both locally and internationally.

His business interests include a milk processing and distribution facility, a tertiary college and a primary school. Eric is a Rotarian past president of the Rotary Club of Nairobi North and now elected to become the District (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Eritrea) Governor in 2011-12.

He is also a sought-after motivational and inspirational speaker.

Eric is passionate about helping others and philanthropy is an integral part of who he is. He finds immense fulfillment and joy in facilitating the less fortunate members to access viable alternatives and opportunities that will help them break the vicious cycle of poverty. He believes that education is the one of the surest ways of empowering an individual and that through education Palmhouse Foundation can make a real difference in many lives and society in general.