Dee & Mike Belliere

Founders of MEAK

Dee and Mike Belliere began their ongoing relationship with Kenya in 1982, when they began to take their young boys to Kenya for their annual family holiday. They purchased a parcel of land on which they built a home on Funzi island off the Coast of Kenya.

While walking on Nyali beach one morning Mike commented on a fisherman wearing a t-shirt just like his. It was his! Dee had given all of his t-shirts to the fishermen to replace their threadbare ones.

MEAK began with this one simple act of compassion.