Light in the Darkness

Saving the lives of babies and restoring dignity to young women suffering poverty, abuse, and abandonment in Kiliffi County, Kenya.

Mercy’s Light Family transforms the lives of orphans, widows, and more from abuse, desperation and abject poverty to self-sufficiency through discipleship, education, & small business creation in 3-years or less.

children under five suffer malnutrition.
of females experience poverty leading to sexual exploitation.
0 in 3
girls become pregnant before 18 years of age.
unsafe, illegal abortions happen every year in Kenya.

“Our mission is to see the love of Christ transform lives. To be a light in the darkness of spiritual, educational, and financial poverty. And, to bring the Gospel to those who haven’t had a chance to hear it.”

– Carrie Reichartz

Hope for an Unreached Community

The coastal area has a unique history: after Kenya gained independence in the early 1960s, it was settled under Muslim law. We operate in a community identified by the “Joshua Project” as an unreached people group for the gospel, located in Kenya’s coastal regions.

Making a difference


Save the life of a young woman and her child.

Our Maternity Home offers a holistic three-year program which transforms the lives of young girls in pregnancy crisis. Through spiritual & emotional healing, literacy and vocational training, and small business creation together we build a foundation for a bright future for them and their babies.


Support the work of Mercy’s Light.

We invite you to join us in Vipingo, Kenya, where you can make a real difference in the lives of orphans, widows, babies and more. Our mission is driven by a simple but powerful purpose: to love God, Learn more about our Be The Light: Kenyan Travel Experience


Transform the world from home

There are many ways you can make a powerful impact right from your own hometown. Invite Carrie or a team member to share God’s work at your church, small group, or civic organization. Host an event in your home or community—choose from our options or create your own! Assist with short-term tech, social media, and marketing projects. Join our monthly prayer email chain or participate in our weekly corporate prayer time on Monday mornings. Contact us for more details on these opportunities.