Kill the Jigger is an initiative of the Rise Up Society (RUS), a Welfare Society registered in Kenya by the Attorney General’s Office (Charity Number 36247). We are committed to eradicating the Jigger menace in Kenya. Our team has been on the ground for over five (5) years running (since 2011), reaching out and touching the lives of people in Western Kenya who are infected with Jiggers and suffering with extreme poverty. Love in action is our philosophy.
It is what everyone needs.
Let's reflect it to these poor and needy individuals in our societies.
Give what you can and the Mighty Lord will bless it.
“Thank you Jim and Rise Up team for coming to treat our students. We are touched by the work you have done at our school.”
Justine MasiboHeadmaster, Maridadi School
“Thank you Rise Up for giving me treatment. I can now go to school and study with other children.”
David KuresiVihiga Kenya
“I can now go to school and play with other boys. There’s no more pain in my feet, and I sleep without itching in the night. Thank you Jim and your team for making this possible.”
Thimoty OnguteLwanda, Bunyore Kenya
We currently have three project running.
This is the main and one of our biggest project. We have reached six counties in the country.
Jigger infected individuals lack proper clothing and therefore we try to help where possible by providing them some nice cloth.
Some of the people we help are so poor that their houses are in bad conditions for one to live in. We help in doing repairs to repairable houses and for some we have to build them new houses.