The Footprints of Faith Foundation is a US 501(C) (3) non profit organization that provides shelter, upkeep and loving care for orphaned and abandoned children in Rangala, Kenya. The Foundation was established in the United States in 2008 and has a subsidiary organization in Nairobi, Kenya.
Our founder, Paul Odwesso, an orphan himself growing up in this small rural area of Kenya was provided an opportunity to help these children who have been faced with a similar fate as he. Paul was fortunate enough to have loving siblings to care and provide for him, but many of these children do not. Many of these children become orphaned due to aids and other diseases common to this area. This is a growing problem in the entire country of Kenya and without our love and help many of these children will die. The development of our organization has brought a sense of hope to the area.
The mission of the Footprints of Faith Foundation is to improve the lives of orphans in Kenya by providing them with a loving home, stable environment, medical attention, a good education, and leadership and personal development programs to maximize their potential.
Work and develop a trusting relationship with the community, as well as facilitate, contribute, and promote solutions to bring about enrichment and social change.
Paul Odwesso – President
Paul is currently a Director at KPMG LLP in Dallas, TX. He migrated to the USA in 1992 where he attended the University of Dallas earning his MBA in Information Technology. His wife’s name is Beth and they have three beautiful children – Christine, George and Ashley. Paul and his family reside in Allen, Texas. His passion for helping orphans led him to form the Footprints of Faith Foundation.
Mark D’Aquin – Vice President
Mark, a co-founder of the Footprints of Faith Foundation is currently employed with SAP AG as a Learning Solutions Architect designing and developing global learning solutions. He has a BFA in Design and a minor in Business and Print. He has held roles in all facets of learning design and development. His wife is Rebecca and they have two wonderful children – Nicole and Daniel.
Norah Odwesso – Director
Norah is currently the Public Affairs & Communications Director for the South-Africa based Coca-Cola Beverages Africa. She possesses an MA in Finance & Investments from the University of Exeter (UK). At present, she resides in Kenya, with her three children, Marsha, Kevin and Pat. She has been instrumental in undertaking the Footprints of Faith Foundation’s activities on the ground.
Michael Howard – Director
Michael Howard is a Senior Developer, Educational Broadcasts & Online Media – Mary Kay, Inc. who creates, produces, and delivers online communications to internal global customers. He is also a very talented singer and songwriter. Michael lives in the city of McKinney, TX and has a beautiful wife and three incredible kids.
Trae Blain – Technical Director
Trae currently works as a Mechanical Engineer with the Raytheon Company in Dallas, Texas. Trae has bachelors degrees in engineering and mathematics from Texas Tech University and Wayland Baptist University, respectively. Trae is an online enthusiast and is using this enthusiasm for the good of the Foundation. Trae lives in Plano, Texas with his beloved wife and four children.