Our children at Rafiki Mwema love receiving mail and we welcome you to write to your sponsor child.
Not all of our sponsors have time to write and send letters, which is understandable. However, we don’t want some children to be over-loved with letters and parcels and others to receive nothing, so we suggest you send things that your child can share with the others… such as, stickers & books or art and craft material. Also, our boys are big fans of soccer.. Arsenal!! so they love football pictures, cards, magazines, and USBs with movies, songs and things they can enjoy.
We do ask that you don’t mention that would like to visit ‘one day’ as the children believe that means someone will visit soon and we don’t want them to be disappointed! And if you do get do get to go one day what a lovely surprise!
We recommend that you keep the package/letter small and only send plain packaging (so it doesn’t look too exciting to steal!). Also please remember that if the parcel is too big Rafiki Mwema get charged on the other end to collect the parcel (if it cannot fit in PO box) and this can often cost far more than the item is worth. We suggest no larger than an A5 size envelope like the example below.
In all cases please make sure the item is marked as having “no value” to ensure it makes it to Rafiki and puts a smile on the kids faces.
I am sure that writing back to these letters will give them just as much joy, and as much as we would like to facilitate this we currently do not have the funds or resources to do so with all of our donations currently going to providing the essentials and more importantly the ongoing therapy to rebuild the children’s trust and their futures.
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!!
Our address is:
Rafiki Girls/Rafiki Boys
PO Box 4298
Kenya East Africa
As always, please contact me if you have any questions at all. Thank you for your support.