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Macharia Samuel

National Director

"Machaa" was born and raised in Kijabe Kenya. He has a degree in accounting and deep roots in the community. Machaa is married to Grace and they have just welcomed their first child into their family! 

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Blasto Maina

Kijabe Practical Garage Director

Blasto is a single dad who also grew up in Kijabe where he raised his family too. Blasto is the visionary behind the creation of KPG, where young people learn practical marketable trade skills. Blasto also is the primary caregiver over to his 100+ year old mother.

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Doug Gillaspie

International Director

Doug was introduced to Little Lambs on his first visit to Kenya in 2005. He and his wife Debbie have been involved with Little Lambs since that first trip. They like to say that the dust of Kenya has settled in their hearts. 

Janelle Crump

International Board Member

Janelle had been listening to Ronda Addison's stories about Kenya and Little Lambs for years. A major hurdle for her to join the board when asked was the required travel to Kenya. She was concerned about the danger and climate. Today Janelle would be the first say she has no regrets and feels blessed to be part of the team. 

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Cindy Richter

International Board Member

Cindy got connected to Little Lambs when she went on a missions trip to Kenya in 2007.  She fell in love with the people, the staff, and the children instantly.  She knew Kenya was a place she wanted to go back to.  She was blessed to be asked to go again in 2012.  Cindy joined the board within a few months after that second trip.  She counts it a privilege and blessing to serve on the board.

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Elaine Barnett

Founder

Hungry orphans at your doorstep. That’s what missionary Elaine Barnett was experiencing regularly in 1999. A drought had devastated the Kijabe area and the already poor were especially hard hit. Elaine worked with a local pastor to identify the neediest children. By early 2000, 35 orphans were welcomed into the first Little Lambs Center.

Today over 100 children receive a noon meal on weekdays, assistance with school fees, uniforms, shoes and basic medical care. Preschool lambs spend weekdays at the center getting a head start on their education and lots of hugs too.

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Ronda Addison

Director Emeritus

Ronda and her husband Ron served with African Inland Mission in Kenya for 4 years. When they had to return to the US due to health issues, they took up stateside leadership of Little Lambs. Ronda led the International board with distinction through mid 2017. Ronda remains a valued friend of and advocate for Little Lambs.