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. Coming alongside Kenyans with a vision to serve their communities is the key ingredient to what ReACT is about. One of ReACT's board members, Daniel Lipparelli, lived in Kitale for 8 years and the Veronica Home was birthed out of his vision to help HIV children.
ReACT's team make regular trips to Kitale to encourage and support the children and staff in any way possible.