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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
James Finlay Kenya partnered with the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) to restore and conserve 60,000 hectares of the Mau Forest by the year 2030.
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PAMOJA TUSTAWI

The Finlays Community Trust is an independent charity that endeavours to empower communities and nurture sustainable growth in Kericho and Bomet Counties.

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WATER PROJECTS

To provide ease of access to clean water for communities in Kericho and Bomet, we have invested in and supported various water projects such as: the Seretut, Kipchobos, Chepinyonyoi and Mosore springs.

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BISHOP ALFRED ROTICH
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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMMES
The scholarship programmes connect students with opportunities to develop skills and fulfil their future potential.
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INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

The infrastructure projects are intended to promote social and economic development while also improving the lives of residents in Kericho and Bomet Counties.

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Pamoja Tustawi

The Finlays Community Trust is an independent charity that endeavours to empower communities and nurture sustainable growth in Kericho and Bomet Counties.
Funded by James Finlay Kenya, the Trust aims to deliver maximum social, environmental and economic benefits by taking a collaborative approach in working with the local communities.

"Pamoja Tustawi"

The Finlays Community Trust is an independent charity that endeavours to empower communities and nurture sustainable growth in Kericho and Bomet Counties. Funded by James Finlay Kenya, the Trust aims to deliver maximum social, environmental and economic benefits by taking a collaborative approach in working with the local communities.

Announcements & Stories that Inspire.

What we focus on

Finlays Community Trust realizes and appreciates the human capital needs of the community, and one of the surest ways of spurring capacity in this regard is to offer scholarships.

Water is critical to the health of ecosystems, food production, and long-term development. We have invested in several water projects in Bomet and Kercho counties.

We have invested over Ksh. 246 million in infrastructure projects to support development and improve the lives of communities in Kericho and Bomet Counties.

Our founder, James Finlay Kenya, partnered with other like-minded partners to improve and conserve 60,000 hectares of the Mau Forest by 2030.

Our founder, James Finlay Kenya, has undertaken several initiatives to empower small-scale tea farmers through the Outgrowers Project.

The objective of this Program is to provide students with constructive and positive interaction, guidance, and mentorship from successful role models. 

Testimonials

“Being a recipient of the most prestigious and coveted Finlays Community Trust scholarship brought me good fortune. The scholarship allowed me to complete my Bachelor of Science degree at Moi University. When other students were struggling with tuition and living expenses, I had the luxury of being present for all lecturers and living a wonderful, comfortable, and smooth campus life. I currently work in the Human Resources Department at Finlays. I will be eternally grateful to FCT for giving me wings to fly in my work, family, and as a person. #Long live Finlays #Long live Finlays Charitable Trust #I love FCT #Thank you FCT.”

Edna Chepkwony

Strategic Management Specialist

“My outstanding performance in KCSE exams earned me a full Finlays Community Trust scholarship to study BSc Mechatronic Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology. Upon graduation in 2014, I received yet another Finlays Swire scholarship to study MSc Embedded Systems and Control Engineering at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. After successfully completing my studies in 2017, I was hired at Finlays Tea Extracts Saosa as a Controls and Automation Technician. I am grateful to Finlays for the two scholarships opportunities which have had a huge positive impact not only on my life, but also on the lives of my family, friends and community members.” Gilbert Bett, a Kericho County resident.

Gilbert Bett

Engineer

“I studied at JKUAT under a James Finlay scholarship. They had promised me that if I do very well, they would sponsor my master’s. I was pretty much settled because I knew where I’d get my master’s funding.”

https://nation.africa/kenya/news/education/average-kcpe-scorer-shoots-to-aerospace-fame-in-uk-at-only-28-1911310

Dr. Gladys Chepkirui Ngetich

PhD in Aerospace Engineering

“……As I continued saving for university fees, I met an old man who had taken shelter from the rain at my father’s kiosk. I served him tea and as we interacted, he inquired about my education. I told him my story and the man helped me get a scholarship from James Finlay, a tea factory. With the scholarship, I joined the University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine in 2005 and graduated in 2010.”

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/health/health-science/article/2001434560/kenyan-girl-defies-all-odds-to-make-it-big-at-us-medical-firm?fbclid=IwAR3jjch0TyGx8N90BA9mR3qBZ2BTFIUT53dl0lH2yVU4hElhiZqswGEVmZU

 

Dr Asha Chepkorir Rono

A Medical Doctor in the US

“After posting excellent results in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, I was awarded a scholarship by Finlays and proceeded to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) at the University of Nairobi. I graduated in 2015. I am currently a General Practitioner at The Nairobi Hospital and I am looking to pursue a master’s degree in Internal Medicine.”

Dr. Nicholas Moguche

Medical Doctor

“I feel like I owe my entire life to Finlays. Finlays fully sponsored my undergraduate degree in Analytical Chemistry at Kenyatta University where I posted excellent results, I was then awarded a Swire scholarship (administered by Finlays Community Trust) for my master’s degree in Food Science at University of Leeds (UK). Upon completion of my Masters, I was recruited by Finlays in 2015, and posted as Estate Assistant to the same estate where my dad used to worked – an incredible coincidence!”

Erick Keter

Food Scientist

Announcements & stories that inspire.