Steve and Nancy Peifer
The Lord led Steve and Nancy Peifer to Kenya initially to be dorm parents at Rift Valley Academy in 1999. They had signed up for a single year, but during that year the love of Africa crept into their hearts, leading them to return to RVA in 2001. Steve had a mountaintop experience—literally—New Year’s day of 2002 while climbing Mount Longonot with his older boys. Reflecting on the year ahead and all that he had seen in Kenya, he made this resolution: Don’t make peace with the fact that there are hungry children. Out of that resolution has grown what is known today as Kenya Kids Can.
The story of the Peifers’ journey to Africa and the founding of Kenya Kids Can is well told in Steve’s latest book, A Dream So Big.
Note: The Peifers receive no salary or other financial benefits from Kenya Kids Can.