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African child sponsorship Rafiki Mwema

Sponsor a child

If you’d like to contribute to genuine transformation, please consider becoming a sponsor.
Sponsorship is the perfect way to create brighter futures for our children. It’s just AUD$50 a month to sponsor a child through Rafiki Mwema and makes a lifetime difference. If you’re an Australian resident, you can claim tax deductions for your sponsorship.


Hold a fundraiser

A fundraiser is a fantastic way to support Rafiki Mwema. Not only do fundraisers help us cover our monthly costs of AU$45k just to keep our doors open, but they raise awareness about the critical work that we do. From lemonade stalls to birthday donations, and hikes to yacht races, any kind of fundraiser is welcome at Rafiki Mwema! We love our fundraising heroes and would love you to join in too.

Donate through workplace giving

If you’re looking to increase your charitable impact or aiming to engage your staff in a meaningful workplace initiative, workplace giving may be just what you’re looking for. It’s a fantastic way for employees and employers to collaborate. The way it works is by setting up an automatic donation from an employee’s pre-tax salary, which is then matched by the employer to double the impact. Get started today!

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Donate products to our market stall

Rafiki Mwema’s market stall is held every month at one of northern NSW’s weekend markets, selling products donated by Australian companies to raise funds for Rafiki Mwema. If you have high quality products and leftover stock from your business to donate, we'd love to hear from you! Every cent will go straight to our beautiful Rafiki family.


Donate to the Rafiki Social program

At Rafiki Mwema, once it’s safe to do so, our children return home. Many are from families who live in extreme poverty, putting them at increased risk of harm. To keep our children safe, we set up the Rafiki Social program, which empowers their families to start small businesses. Please help us give more families the chance to lift themselves out of poverty, and donate to Rafiki Social.


Donate to our Outreach Program

Our outreach program is critical to ensuring our children’s safety and wellbeing once they leave Rafiki Mwema and return to a safe, loving home. We support our children until they are 18 with regular visits, no matter how far away they live. In addition, the program reconnects our boys with their families and advocates in the community for our children’s rights.

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Letters for my for Rafiki

You can write to the children of Rafiki Mwema.  We all know the joy upon receiving a handwritten letter! It is absolutely priceless. The staff at Rafiki Mwema will help the children read the letters and any stickers, craft items etc will be shared around. While they speak the local language, Swahili they are also learning English at the house and this program will be an educational tool. Who would have thought so much goodness could come from writing a letter!!

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Raising Awareness for Rafiki

Raising awareness is so vital to our sustainability.  We understand some people dont have the financial means for sponsorship or a regular donation or the time to fundraise but sharing/liking a social media post or having flyers on your counter or desk at work is an easy way to get the word out about Rafiki Mwema and all that we do.

Join up to our channels by choosing the platform listed here, or share a post/page using the icons similar to the ones you can see below. A few clicks and you never know who you could reach!  It could change lives forever.



Donate to Rafiki’s Feeding Program

In the city of Nakuru, we serve a daily meal to around 80 children who have no home. It costs 9,500 KSH (approx AUD$130) each day to run the program, which covers staff wages, food, soap, sanitary items, footballs, dental and medical treatment, and medication. Most importantly, we show these young people that they have worth. Please help us make the lives of these vulnerable children that little bit easier to bear.

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Become a business buddy

There are many ways that small businesses can help Rafiki Mwema through our Business Buddies initiative. Typical ways that small businesses collaborate with us include providing corporate gifts, donating a percentage of sales from a product, donation matching and employee fundraising projects. If you’ve got an idea for a Business Buddy collaboration, we’d love to hear from you!

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