Unsafe water and the lack of basic sanitation and adequate hygiene contribute to the leading killers of children under five according to UNICEF. Life Force Kiosks is a non-profit focused on improving access to clean drinking water in impoverished communities around the world. We work with existing water distribution vendors to add on water purification and storage container cleaning services.
About the Life Force Kiosks Team:
Jeremy Farkas is the chairman and creator of the Life Force Kiosk concept. Jeremy holds an MBA with a focus in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Washington. He also holds a BS in accounting from Lehigh University. Jeremy has over ten years of experience in the fields of marketing, project management, and business consulting. He recently spent a year living in Nairobi both to launch Life Force Kiosks and to work with PATH on their Clean Water Team.
Steve Mumbwani is the general manager of Life Force Kiosks. Steve recently graduated from the Kipkarren River Training and Development Center and has a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Community Development. He holds a certificate in computer packages and has experience in sales and management in the retail sector.
Freddy Omondi is the Assistant Manager of Life Force Kiosks. Freddie is a Kibera resident and a local entrepreneur. Freddy also gives tours of Kibera and is deeply familiar with the communities in which we operate.
Board of Directors:
Rikka Trangsrud is the country director for PATH Kenya. She has lived and worked in Africa since 1991. During this time she has worked with both local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) throughout the East and Southern Africa region carrying out formative research and designing, implementing and evaluating reproductive health policies and programs. Ms. Trangsrud has directed country and regional programs for several international NGOs, including responsibility for day-to-day office operations, fundraising, work planning, budget monitoring, and donor relations. She has managed numerous projects that aim to improve health-seeking behaviors at the community level as well as to improve the quality of service delivery in both private and public sectors.
Andrew Otieno is the Jamii Bora branch manager serving Kibera and surrounding areas. Andrew is also an advisor for the Makina Clinic and Makina Community Development Project in Kibera. He is a community leader with strong ties to local government officials and other leaders within the community.
Richard Wardell has twenty years of business experience in international banking and strategy consulting, together with several years of non-profit work. As Vice President of Global Programs for Unitus over the past 3 years, he advised microfinance institutions in 9 developing countries, and made many working visits to Kenya. He’s also a board director and officer of Navos, an innovative non-profit mental health organization in the USA.
Scott Espiritu is a seasoned attorney with Inslee, Best, Doezie & Ryder, PS.
To donate to this amazing program, please visit the following site:
You can also mail a check payable to Life Force Kiosks to:
Life Force Kiosks
1906 Franklin Pl E, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98102