Donations

The most direct way of supporting us is by making a donation. We make sure that all donations go straight to our projects and their beneficiaries. We are more than happy to  give you regular updates and details of how your money is spent - please request this when making your donation.

 

There are a variety of ways of making donations. You can set up a regular direct debit or make a one-off/project-specific donation.


Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation have a Natwest bank account set up in the UK to accept donations. All donations received securely through Charity Checkout into the UK bank account will be given as grants and transferred directly to Kenya for use in our projects. Click on the button below to make a donation today!

 

100% of all donations are used to run our projects with not one penny taken off for administration.

 

 

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If you're based in Africa, Wamumbi Orphan Care have an Equity bank account in Kenya which you can request details of.

Specific projects and needs to donate towards:

September-November 2015 Continuation of chicken project

This year we have taken on nine more children from six households and we are working hard to bring them up to the same level as those who have been with us for a number of years. We will be providing them with chickens and materials to build chicken houses over the next two months. At the moment we have raised enough for one family to get set up but need to raise enough for the five remaining. It costs approx £80 ($120) per family which gives us a grand total of £400 still to raise.

 

Any support with this would be very much appreciated and will make a big difference. Please specify when making the donation what you'd like it spent on and whether you'd like any updates on how your money is spent. We are happy to send photos.

Basic needs - ongoing

The children always need support for their basic needs which we try to provide for as much as possible. Food, clothes and toiletries are the main things you can help us. Every donation counts, however small!

Practical trainings and school fees for our teenagers - ongoing

As our group of children finish primary education, they need to be helped along their path to find employment in the future and learn important skills that will enable them to contribute something of value to their local community. For those who wish to continue their formal education, we hope to provide their school fees with your help through sponsorship. For the children who want practical trainings in woodwork, tailoring/dressmaking, catering etc, we are trying to give them the best training possible so they can share what they learn with others in the community and have the opportunity to either gain employment or set up their own small businesses in the future. Three of our teenagers have already been offered jobs after undertaking sponsored trainings.

Our land and building project - ongoing

Once we have raised enough funds, we plan to buy a piece of land to build a resource centre on to run life skills trainings, workshops, and provide a base for income generating activities that our young people can participate in. We are currently holding fundraising activities to raise enough for the land in the first instance and then we will focus on raising enough funds to develop a custom built centre. In total it will cost us approximately £5,000 for a good sized piece of land with access to power and water (depending on current exchange rate), and a further £5,000 for the building of the centre.

2015 workshops for our children and their guardians - now completed!

Thanks to a successful grant application in February 2015, we were able to hold a series of creative group counselling workshops. There were two in April, focusing on theatre, art, and music. The facilitators were from different parts of Kenya and inspired everyone with their enthusiasm and love for their art. These were followed by a guardians' sharing workshop and a six day counselling session with our teenage boys. These workshops had a real observable impact on our group, with the children forming stronger relationships with each other and their guardians, as well as being more confident when interacting with the wider community.

02/08/2014 Theatre therapy workshops for our guardians and girls - now completed!

Due to the success of the theatre therapy in August last year we are holding two more sessions during the school holidays from 18th-28th August 2014. This time it will be two days just for the grannies and grandpas (to share experiences and benefit from this type of non-confrontational therapy to make real change within the home) and eight days for our teenage girls (many of whom have experienced sexual abuse and need a safe place to talk and learn how to move forward in a positive way). To cover all costs, we need to raise approximately £1600 ($2400). We have already managed to raised £1475 thanks to our wonderful supporters which leaves just £125 to raise. Can you help us meet our target?!

13/07/2013 Theatre therapy 10 day workshop - now completed!

We have been asked many times over the last year to provide counselling for the children as most of them have traumatic life experiences that they need to work through to become more positive in their lives. After thinking about this a lot, we heard about a fantastic Kenyan group that provides theatre therapy as a 10 day residential course. The children work through their life stories and present a play back to their grannies and grandpas on the last day. This has been reported as being completely life-changing for children and their guardians who have participated from other organisations, and we would absolutely love to be able to provide this for our children too. To cover all costs, we need to raise approximately £3000 ($4500) by the end of the month. This is a huge challenge for us but we feel passionate enough about it to try and make it happen with your help.

27/01/2013 Office furnishings - now completed!

We are very excited to have just started renting our first office to keep our files and hold meetings and workshops from. We now need to make sure it's furnished with tables, chairs and bookshelves in order for us to run things successfully from there. Total price for all the furniture we need has come to 54,000 Kenya shillings which is 617 USD / 390 GBP. We hope with your support that we can make it a really nice space for our group to come and learn with us.

13/11/2012 Urgent need - boys initiation - now completed!

We have five boys in our group who are due for circumcision in December. This is a very important initiation for boys to enter into adulthood and without it they remain regarded as children by society. The initiation involves spending two weeks with other boys having the ceremony, counselling and time to heal before going home. Some hospitals provide the service whilst some schools and churches in the community hire doctors to come to them and the boys stay in dormitories (it takes place during school holidays).

For the five boys to go through the ceremony, it will cost £250 in total (this covers the operation and 2 weeks of accommodation, food and counselling with their age mates). This is m
oney that their grannies and grandpas just don't have. We have managed to raise just over £100 so far in donations which is great in such a short amount of time!


Please help us to raise another £150 over the next two weeks so that these boys can go through the ceremony with their age mates and don't have to suffer the humiliation and shame that faces them otherwise. No money is wasted and will go directly to Martha who will help to organise everything for the boys.

2012-2013 Chicken project - now completed!

After discussions with our five most needy households, we decided to purchase the materials necessary to build chicken houses and gave them each four hens plus a cockerel. None of them had chickens already but they had the space available and were very enthusiastic about this project. All of the households were made up of elderly grandmothers caring for an orphaned grandchild and they were struggling day-to-day without the means to satisfy the child's (or even their own) nutrional requirements. We costed it at £58 per household to provide the materials and birds, the labour was free as they all had neighbours willing to help build the chicken houses. By the end of 2012, the first households with chickens started breeding them to share with the rest of our group and by March 2013, we were in a position to give each of our 36 households two hens and one cockerel.

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News

February 2016

Despite facing some challenges at the start of this year we are continuing to support our teenagers through secondary school and those doing vocational courses with money we have managed to fundraise from family and friends. We're in the process of making grant applications to ensure we can continue our work into the future. Sad news this month is that one of our grandmothers has passed away leaving behind the two siblings she was caring for, we will do our best to support them as they go through this difficult time. 

September 2015

We are currently supporting 15 teenagers through the third term of secondary school, with two more being sponsored by Equity Bank. In August we ran two sexual health workshops, one for our guardians and members of the wider community, and the other for all our teenagers 11yrs+. This was in collaboration with the ABCs of Sex Education who did a fantastic job, bringing a great sense of humour into an otherwise serious topic. We have also run four more successful workshops this year in April, May and August. Theatre, art, music and counselling through this medium is having a transformative effect on all our children. They are noticeably less depressed, more confident, and building strong relationships with their peers and guardians.

April 2015

This month we're holding two workshops during the Easter holidays for our youngsters - one is a 10 day residential theatre and art therapy workshop and the other is a four day music workshop. We're excited to be able to give the children this opportunity to learn and grow in such creative spaces!

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