College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Architectural Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Architectural Engineering



Primary Advisor

James Mwangi, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Architectural Engineering Department


Take heart is a new organization focused on helping widows with small business opportunities, it has continued to grow over the years and now also provides orphans safe living conditions and education opportunities. This is Take Heart’s first construction project; Take Heart bought a three-acre piece of land in Migori county in Kenya, where a Missionary base school will be built to provide care for orphans and windows. The overall project is a multistep project that when completed will have a primary school( pre k – 8th grade), dormitories , training center, guest house, and a cafeteria that will have a feeding program. There are currently 100 students that are being helped by take Heart 35 high school age, 30 widows, and 35 elementary age.

The outcome of this project will provide orphans and aged out orphans with education opportunities and safe living conditions. This will help Prevent human trafficking, child marriages, and crime. The microfinance loans, small business opportunities and access to the healthcare and clean water helps widows provide for their families through entrepreneurship opportunities and financial independence.