We help our communities through health and welfare programs.
Our team is dedicated to eradicating the jigger menace in Kenya.
RUS is all about making an impact on the lives of the people we engage with.
Rise Up Society (RUS) is a community of people who are taking ACTION about the problems facing humanity. We believe everyone can make a difference in someone’s life. We believe in manifesting Love by taking action. Rise Up is Love in Action! .
As early as 2009, the bells were ringing in Jim Nduruchi’s head with all the corruption, poverty and inaction on the part of government and the church, calling him to RISE UP and challenge things that went unchanged with the much complaining. He started consolidating efforts to ‘get down and dirty’ through volunteer groups, and in the spirit of free community service, he brought together teams and reached out to slum areas, orphanages, hospitals and senior homes, helping a lot of people. In 2011 what had only been done informally was hatched into a new stage by team members forming a board and registering their vision as a welfare society with the attorney general’s office.
The new organization relocated to western Kenya where they have helped thousands of people hurting with jiggers, those without homes, abandoned children, those with severe conditions like multiple burns and cancers. RUS goes to remote villages and films some of the work they do, and their videos are posted on YouTube. YouTube has become an important tool in educating the world about the plight of jiggers and the real life situation in rural Africa.
Because of the nature of our work (working in places that receive almost no publicity) and exposing some ‘embarrassing’ situations, government and pro-government corporate entities have never funded our efforts. We therefore rely on support from partners and well wishers outside Kenya who see our work and send in donations, which we rely on solely to keep our work alive.
We have achieved tremendous success in terms of educating the world about the jigger, illuminating effects of bad governance and the ills of misinformation and superstition to underprivileged sections of society especially in rural areas. Pointing out jiggers in particular, our efforts have brought down the scourge by over 90% and to prove this, you simply have to watch our videos - https://www.youtube.com/c/JimNduruchiRUS.