Who We Are

Who We Are

SereniGy Kids is the vision of the founders of Serenigy Global, Inc., who wanted to use that platform to help make a true difference in the world. With a history of philanthropy including orphan support, there grew a realization that a focused effort toward this one important cause would be a far more effective way of achieving change than spreading support among multiple issues. During this evolution, the founders had the opportunity to get to know Dr. Amos and Risper Abuga, who are SereniGy distributors. Natives of Kenya, it turns out that the Abugas supported an orphan-based program they had built on family land there. With a shared heart for orphaned children and a like-mindedness of spirit, the founders decided to take over the support of the Abuga Memorial School & Orphan Center as the first of many orphan care programs around the world.


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Serenigy Global Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of Texas and authorized to receive tax deductible contributions from U.S. citizens. A three-member board of directors governs the organization on a voluntary basis: Carrie Ruelle, Morgan Tharpe III, and Sam Ciatu. Corporate officers, who are also non-paid, are as follows: Carrie Ruelle serves as President; Morgan Tharpe III serves as Vice President and Treasurer; and Sam Ciatu serves as Secretary. Sam Ciatu serves as the organization's Executive Director, overseeing all of its day-to-day affairs and implementing all Board directives consistent with the organization’s purposes. The organization also has an informal advisory board consisting of Dr. Amos Abuga and Risper Abuga along with the current directors.

 

Dr. Amos & Risper Abuga

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Natives of Kenya, the Abugas relocated to the U.S. in the 1980s and attended school in Texas, where they met. With successful careers here in the states, their hearts turned to helping the less fortunate back in their homeland. In 2001, the Abugas funded a 50,000 gallon water tank for the local village where Dr. Abuga was born and raised. Three years later, they converted the Abuga family homestead to a small orphanage housing 20, then soon 50, local orphaned children. Additional buildings were added as classrooms, and the Abuga Memorial School & Orphan Center was born. A U.S. program was Simba Motors, which helped transplanted Kenyans buy a car with no credit and small down payments. 

In addition to their SereniGy distributorship business, both Abugas are licensed pharmacists and have been involved in various business endeavors, including the Px Express Pharmacy, the A&T Global Logistics trucking company, Simba Investment Company and the Ten Ten Investment Group real estate venture. The Abugas reside in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, where faith and family are a priority. They have two daughters, with one living at home and attending high school and another one in college. Both Abugas have many family members still living in Kenya, with some of them helping run the orphan center.

 

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