After 13 years of working to improve the lives of children around the world, AYA has closed its doors. It has been a privilege to work alongside our supporters who helped provide food and clean water, orphan care, education, medical care, and income projects to poor and needy children.
A large part of AYA's story over the past few years has been the creation of our farming project in Kenya. The idea for the farm came after years of raising money annually to feed the children in our partner projects, and with food costs rising we realized there needed to be a more sustainable solution.
Today, the farm maintains 15 beautiful acres in the most fertile region in Kenya and provides food to children in dozens of schools and orphanges throughout the country. By providing this food, money that was once spent on feeding chidlren is now used to buy other basic necessities and school supplies. The farm has created not only support, but a sense of hope to thousands of children on an yearly basis, and we are excited that you have been part of this dream come true!
Even though AYA is closing as a U.S. non-profit, AYA Kenya will continue the work as a Kenyan charity organization. The partners we have worked with for 13 years will continue operating the farm as a cooperative, and will continue to ensure that children are receiving sustainable food and hope for the future. Thank you for support and commitment to these children - you have truly made a difference!
For questions regarding AYA Kenya's farming cooperative, please contact:
Fred Afwai (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director, AYA Kenya