The support for our children is lifelong and complex. When you sponsor a child at our home in Kenya you support the whole Rafiki Mwema Family. It also can change from moment to moment, in particular during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
We employ and continually train the right staff to work with traumatized young people. It is so much more than a traditional home or orphanage. This comes at a cost and we are therefore aware that we need to not ‘cap’ these opportunities for our children’s emotional healing.
Because of this we do not have one sponsor per child sponsorship. Instead our sponsors are sponsoring our family as a whole and will receive a yearly photo of their child. We know you will understand this need and thank you so much for supporting our amazing children.
Child Sponsorship will cost you $50AUD per month and your valued donation will assist us in supporting ALL of our children with all expenses across our entire charity.
Where will my money go?
As you can imagine, having 70 children in our care at the Rafiki Mwema houses plus over 130 children living throughout the community that we continue to assist, requires a lot of ongoing financial support.
When you sponsor a child in need, you contribute not only to the day to day expenses, but also the continuous work to make sure all of our staff are therapeutically trained so they can care for our children in the best way possible.
To sponsor a child in Africa is one of the most rewarding things you can do, and we would love to be your charity of choice.
What happens when I sponsor a child?
You can access the portal online (Estimated completion late 2020)
You can write letters to your child, either in the mail or electronically
You will be kept updated on your child through newsletters and in the portal
What will I receive as a Rafiki Family Sponsor?
In addition to the overwhelming feeling you get when making a difference to all of these children’s lives, Rafiki Family Sponsors will receive an initial "Welcome to the family" pack in the mail.
You will get updates on how your sponsor child is doing, and how the Rafiki Family Sponsor donations have assisted the entire family and all of our programs.
You will receive a tax-deductible receipt issued annually for your child sponsorship donations, to make tax time easy.