Our History


Ikoro and Ndudi Chuku were born and raised in the Ibo tribe of Eastern Nigeria and have firsthand experience living with inequity and poverty.

They relocated to the U.S. in 1996 and 2003, respectively, and have since become citizens of the U.S.

Mission Africa originated from the missions department of their church (International Living Word Ministries) in 2002 and later separated from the church and was incorporated as a 501c3 in 2006. Ikoro and Ndudi founded Mission Africa with the mission to provide children in remote African villages with the opportunity for better lives.

Ikoro and Ndudi have made a commitment to create strategic alliances and partnerships to help obtain needed resources and assist underprivileged children and families in Africa. Their focus is to engage in self-sustaining projects and programs for the enhancement of vulnerable children’s quality of life.

Mission Africa’s three focus areas include; Education, Health and Poverty Alleviation

Ikoro and Ndudi are both ordained Christian ministers, with the passion to provide opportunities and find resources to help people live a better life – spirit, soul, and body. They both pastored at International Living Word Ministries (a Christian church in Kent, WA) for ten years and both had full-time jobs untill January 2014 when they left their jobs to focus entirely on Mission Africa.

They are proud parents of their son – Chizaram.