American Friends of Upper Rift Minorities

To increase health awareness, and empower individuals on their rights and freedoms to create safe spaces.

Upper Rift Minorities (KE) A Project of U | KBFUS Funds

Uplifting LGBTI people in rural Kenya

URM provides hope, information and safe spaces to sexual minorities in nomadic pastoralist communities and to refugees who were forced to move because of their sexual orientation.

As one URM activist explained, "My hope is that the LGBTI movement moves out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret and visits other parts of Kenya. As it stands, LGBTI members are moving away from rural areas to bigger cities to live freely. I am committed in creating safe spaces in rural Kenya. We can't all move to the cities."

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "American Friends of Upper Rift Minorities" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.