PLEASE DONATE ONLINE BELOW, OR SEND A CHECK TO:
Friends of Kakamega, 51 Hunter Rd, Freeport, ME 04032
We will send at least $38 to each family. This is enough for a family of 5 to eat one meal per day for a month, plus buy a month's worth of soap.
Any additional funds we raise will be sent at the end of April. 100% OF ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL BE SENT TO FAMILIES OF OUR 235 STUDENTS. Fortunately, Kenyans and KOCC use mobile money transfers called "M-Pesa", a safe and efficient alternative to cash.
The coronavirus crisis is being taken seriously in Kenya, with all schools shuttered, markets closed, and a curfew in effect. These important measures also mean the economy has ground to a halt and family guardians' meagre income from day-labor and micro-business has dried up. Homes are full of children, and many guardians are pleading with us that they have no money for food or hygiene items like soap. Please help us give them some relief during this challenging time.
Martin washes his hands at an improvised hand-washing station. The Government of Kenya dispatched local leaders - known as village "Chiefs" - to go around and explain this new requirement to all households in all villages.