Our Team

Berakah International Foundation (BIF) has a motivated staff and community volunteers. We have assembled a strong management team with positive, dynamic and yet focused individuals in order to execute solid effective plans and projects.

This team’s mandate is to develop strategic partnerships while fostering household engagements to not only identify needy areas of support but also work together for the implementation of various programs.

Mr. Peter Ogutu – Executive Director

Peter Peter has served as the Executive Director of BIF since 2011. He has a background in Social Work, Project planning and NGO’s management, and with over 15 years of experience in community/social development, Peter offers a rich background in project planning and management, grassroots community leadership and developing public-private partnerships to reduce poverty and improve the economic and social development of disadvantaged households.

Prior to co-founding BIF Peter served in management positions on a number of nonprofit organizations overseeing programs in improving the life conditions of children and families living in poverty. With a strong commitment to community development and education as a child and human rights defender, he has accomplished several local assignments and has extensive management experience. He served as a member of the steering committee of a social development grassroots organization which is dedicated to supporting the self-help efforts of grassroots communities.

Currently Peter is responsible for leading the strategic directions of BIF, the implementation of its strategic plan, fundraising, networking and the overall day to day operations including overseeing the Project Management and Community Development approaches. He wishes BIF to progress as a facilitation organization that offers support to community groups. He consults with a number of child-focused nonprofit organizations throughout Kenya.

Petronilla A. Aduwa – Special Projects Director.

Petronila A. AduwaPetronilla is responsible for developing and overseeing the organization’s communications and fundraising strategies to raise BIF’s profile and financial resources – her day to day role involves grant writing to trusts, foundations and corporates, programme reporting and a variety of other fundraising and communication. She had previously worked as a staff member, consultant and volunteer for several nonprofit organizations in Kenya for over 10 years, with an emphasis on development, management and strategic planning for the nonprofit sector. She has extensive experience as a consultant working with diverse organizations.

Petronila has years of experience working in human relations, public relations, and administration in nonprofit organizations in Kenya. She is very passionate about education and youth empowerment. She enjoys community work and finds coming up with lasting solutions to grassroots problems very fulfilling.

Caroline A. Ouma, Programs Manager.

Mrs. Caroline A.Caroline has a background in communication, social work, community development, accounts and is a trained addiction and psychological counselor.

Caroline joined BIF in March 2013 and is in charge of practical identification and inclusion of gender issues during project research, planning, implementation; Monitoring & Evaluation and provision of counseling services.

During her involvement with the organization, she has worked on issues to raise awareness on different issues i.e. HIV/AIDS management and prevention, women and child rights, sustainable food production, health care accessibility and education. She has attended several short courses including environmental conservation and management. Caroline is also in-charge of field mobilization / assessment with duties that include practical identification and inclusion of gender issues during project research, planning, implementation, monitoring and Evaluation.

Mary Muia, Accounting and Administration Manager

MaryMary is the Finance and Administration Manager of BIF and an organic agriculture and agro-forestry Trainer. She has a background in finances and community development and this has made her work more easy and enjoyable in interacting with everyone in the community and at work level.

In 2013, she started working as BIF’s administrator, coordinating day-to-day BIF’s activities and tracking all the internal financial income and expenditure. She has benefited from short courses in financial management and community organization.

Mary joined BIF in June 2011 as a full time volunteer. She helped coordinate ladies forum and women issues. “I got interested in working with BIF on agricultural activities having learned conventional agriculture in both primary and high education. I also wanted to work with BIF to improve the quality of lives by facilitating alternative agricultural techniques – organic agriculture and any other suitable development issue to improve food production and community livelihoods,” she said. She has pleased to gain knowledge through interactive knowledge exchange and workshops in areas of financial accounting, organic agriculture and agro-forestry.

She is very passionate about Children and loves getting herself into projects that involves them. 

Kennedy O. Otieno, Director of Development.

Mr. Kennedy Ogutu.Kennedy is the Programs officer and a Community mobilizer. Kennedy holds a BSc in Education from Kenyatta University, a High School teacher by profession and a diploma holder in project management.

Before joining BIF, Kennedy served as a Volunteer with a local NGO in as a community field Mobilizer and psychological counseling with a focus on HIV/AIDS, community development and youth issues. He is responsible for overseeing the implementation of BIF’s strategic plan and provides management oversight to all of BIF’s Programs.

Previously, Kennedy was the projects Coordinator, where he coordinated field work during a period of significant growth and oversaw in a variety of sectors, including agriculture, youth issues, education, and finance.