ReACT was born out of what Michael and Manon Christensen saw when they lived in Kenya in 2005. Michael was a construction manager for an orphanage, and Manon researched the impact of AIDS on orphanhood for her Master's Thesis. 

 ReACT initially started microfinancing initiatives for a few families and has seen two projects move towards financial independence. 

ReACT’s vision has been to use simple, cost-effective, and culturally-relevant means to help orphans and vulnerable children, which contrasts the orphanage model that is prevalent in Africa.

Michael and Manon still make regular trips to Africa and are humbled and grateful for the partners that surround and support the children of Kenya.