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About us

In 1969, George Small inherited Mpala Ranch, a 50,000-acre cattle ranch in the Laikipia region of central Kenya.

George loved Kenya, its land, and its people. He provided funds to build schools in the area, sent promising young people to school, and helped to start the Mpala Mobile Clinic, now called Communities Health Africa Trust.

George passed away in 2002. The Small Project’s goal is to sustain George’s vision for education and health care in Central Kenya. Since we are a deliberately small organization, we have very little overhead and no salaried employees. As a result, virtually all of the money we raise goes to support projects and people in Kenya.

George Small of Mpala
The Small Project board members

The members of The Small Project are a close-knit group of people from different walks of life who share a common goal — to empower the disenfranchised to build a better future.

Inspired by the work of George Small, The Small Project is a small organization with no salaried employees. Virtually all of the money raised goes to support education and health care in Kenya.

By staying small we offer our students a great deal of personalized attention. We pay attention to their individual circumstances, their strengths and weaknesses, in order to help ensure their success.

L-R: Peter Ostrom, Rex Taylor, Mary-Ellen Taylor, Michael Akey (missing - Jeffrey Gonya)

We believe it only takes one person to make a difference.

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