Success Stories

The mission of Take Heart Association Project (THAP) is to facilitate and coordinate medical support programs for marginalized children affected by heart disease, so as to restore health, hope, and happiness. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect around the world. In the United States and other developed countries, there are medical centers with trained specialists to repair these defects.

However, this is not the case in developing countries like Kenya where children suffering from conditions like a hole in the heart or damage caused to the heart by rheumatic fever often go undiagnosed until it is too late.

Since our establishment in 1992, we have sponsored 188 children to receive heart surgeries and return to normal, healthy lives. However, there still remains a lot to be done for the children who continue to stream into our center seeking assistance. For these children, T.HAP is the one of the bridge that links them to life-saving surgery as well as medication.

In the recent past over 60 children have had surgery done in hospitals abroad like Apollo hospital in India, Salaam emergency center-Khartoum, Dell Children center- USA,North shore university hospital- USA among others.

It is always our joy to see lives which would have else been lost being restored back to state of good health. Currently we have over 80 children who are on continuous post –operation follow-ups in the local hospitals.



We are pleased to introduce some of the children and young adults THAP has helped to secure the medical care they need to live healthy lives.


Successfully operated on at Apollo Children's Hospital in Chennai, India in December 2014.

She is now back in school ready to work extra hard to catch up and make up for all the years spent out of school due to sickness.

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We are born to help one another. We are born to connect with community. When we serve one another, we experience a deep contentment.

ThapKenya facilitates ‘in-field’ learning that takes place within community schools, health centres, children’s homes, community groups, agricultural settings and more.

We become stronger leaders by seeing first-hand what other like-minded leaders are actually doing. We learn from each other. Our organisations grow stronger.

We champion THAP women and their local organisations! And in doing so, help raise funds to support their projects - a bus for a school, water for a children’s home or emergency food and shelter.

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Small acts of kindness can bring change, the type of change that reaches beyond borders and across nations, to tangibly make a difference in the lives of others.

ThapKenya connects people all over the world to cultivate shared learning and wisdom; that links like-minded wome with a heart for community transformation. 

Together we can build stronger, local Kenyan organisations led by women to better address development challenges. 

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Take Heart Association Project

Over 188 children and young adults have received heart surgeries.

Seeking a miracle, these families are referred by their doctors to Take Heart Association Project (THAP) in Nairobi, Kenya, an organization that has been helping families secure the medical care they need for their children to live healthy lives for 20 years.

Stronger leaders, stronger organisations, and stronger partnerships build healthy, mutually beneficial relationships that help transform people and communities. We would be happy to help you.

Please do your part to help THAP's Hearts for Kids Program.

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