Michael Farley

has raised $3,434
so far!

Michael Farley first arrived in Makindu, Kenya, as a US Peace Corps volunteer in 1977. Michael worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and lived in a mud hut. The people of Makindu treated him with kindness and generosity, even though they had very little. In 1998, he met Winnie Barron and learned of her efforts to help and support orphaned children in Makindu. In 2002, Michael organized and led the first Proper Walk in Northern Kenya to raise both funds for the Makindu Children’s Program and awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Since then, Michael has organized and led 14 additional Proper Walks & Safaris. The trekkers have walked over 2,500 kilometers in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley and have raised $1,100,000 for the Makindu Children’s Program. Michael was the CEO of Elk Hill, a nonprofit human services organization, for 21 years before retiring in 2020.