About Friends of Kijabe

AIC Kijabe Hospital is a growing network of Kenyan hospitals and clinics that started in 1905 at the campus pictured above.  Patients come because of a rumor that circulates far and wide, that God lives in Kijabe. They know their clinicians will provide honest, skilled care and also pray for their healing.  

Friends of Kijabe is the U.S. based 501 (c) (3) partner of Kijabe Hospital, created to help individuals and foundations around the world support Kijabe Hospital’s mission to provide compassionate healthcare, excellent training, and spiritual ministry to God’s glory.

The Friends of Kijabe board includes the AIC Kijabe Hospital CEO, Finance Director, Medical Director, and volunteers with over 80 years of combined experience in Kenyan projects.

Friends of Kijabe donors are across the globe, many of whom visited, volunteered, or even grew up in Kijabe and have a special place for this mission hospital in their hearts.


Would you like to receive weekly email updates from Friends of Kijabe? If you sign up, you’ll also receive a pdf with images and stories from the first hundred years at Kijabe. Subscribe here.


The Friends of Kijabe Podcast is conversations about life, work, and faith with the Kijabe Hospital team and Friends of Kijabe around the world. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or SimpleCast (w/transcripts).


If you are a physician interested in short-term volunteer mission service please contact Samaritan’s Purse World Medical Mission for placement opportunities. Long-term missionary sending agencies for Kijabe Hospital are Serge, SIM, AIM, and CHSC.

Academic away rotations are available through Vanderbilt, Temple, University of Washington, and Wake Forest University for select programs with faculty oversight at Kijabe.


Click here to find information for giving online or by check, donating securities, tax-advantaged contributions in Canada, gift-aid eligible U.K. donations, and the Friends of Kijabe gift-acceptance policy.