About Mercy’s Light Family

A Light in the Darkness

Welcome to Kiliffi County, Kenya: A region of challenges and hope.

In Kilifi County, life is hard, especially for young women, orphans, widows and babies. A shocking statistic reveals that 1 in 3 girls becomes pregnant before the age of 18, setting off devastating chains of events.

Teen mothers often find themselves abandoned by their families, left to navigate the harsh realities of life alone on the streets, with no resources or opportunities.

Struggling to find food, shelter, and safety for themselves and their babies, they are at high risk of being drawn into prostitution or falling prey to sex traffickers, desperate for any means of survival.

The conditions in Kiliffi County make escaping this cycle extraordinarily difficult, leaving many young mothers, orphans, widows, and their babies trapped in a cycle of extreme poverty.

Our God given VISION for Vipingo, Kenya

Our vision is simple: “Be A Light in the Darkness”.

We achieve this by transforming the lives of orphans, widows, and all women of Vipingo. Our efforts focus on rescuing victims of human trafficking and those suffering from sexual trauma, as well as ending poverty for women and girls through educational, spiritual, and financial support.

For the babies of Vipingo, we are committed to saving their lives from abandonment and abortion. We ensure they have healthy moms who can care for them, fostering a nurturing environment for both mothers and their children.

The growing impact of Mercy’s Light Family in the community of Vipingo, Kenya.

Save the life of an innocent child.

Carrie Reichartz: Founder of Mercy’s Light Family

Carrie Reichartz began her career as a successful attorney, earning the title of “Rising Star Lawyer” from Milwaukee Magazine. However, her life took a transformative turn during a mission trip to Kenya, where she discovered her true passion. Drawing from her own personal experiences with trauma, Carrie felt called to use her journey to help others heal and find hope.

Our Team

Travel with us to Kenya

Mercy’s Light Family offers a unique missionary journey in our Be The Light: Kenyan Travel Experiences.

Contribute to community projects, immerse yourself in the local culture, and form meaningful connections, while loving on your team and the staff of Mercy’s Light Family and other projects we partner with in Kenya. We do this in a variety of ways: light construction projects, VBS, leadership, literacy, farm development trips. Medical, dental and other trips are also available.

Make a lasting impact while embracing a life-changing adventure and legacy! Your journey begins now!