Foothold: a secure position, especially a firm basis for further progress or development.
We are a nonprofit faith-based organization working in Kenya, East Africa to transform communities through holistic Christian discipleship, education and community development projects called Footholds. What makes us Unique is that as a small nonprofit, we seek to go beyond the alleviation of suffering by identifying cycles of poverty, sickness, and oppression in order to seek solutions for generational suffering that are Consistent, Accessible, Sustainable, and Holistic. Our organization is consistent and complementary to local programs, resources, and culture, accessible to community members regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, or social status, sustainable through the use of local people and available resources, and holistic in our approach addressing the comprehensive impact of spirituality, education, psychology, health, economics, and culture.
Brad and Cherie Catron founded Foothold International in 2011, but their story leading them to the red streets of Kenya began in 2004. Both Brad & Cherie were involved with international ministries when they met. Brad had been working part-time for a missions organization leading short-term mission trips to Toronto, Tanzania, Kenya and Ukraine while Cherie was just beginning to venture overseas. Her first mission trip was to China, but her lifelong dream was to work in Africa. Three months after they married in 2005, they went on their first international mission trip together to Ukraine, but it wasn’t until a year later that they had the opportunity together to lead a team of North Americans to Kenya. Since their first trip to Kenya together in 2006, Brad & Cherie knew they were called to work in sub-Saharan Africa.
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