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Sponsor and Support Students in Rural Kenya

by Kenya Keys
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Sponsor and Support  Students in Rural Kenya
Esther with her sponsor's letters and pictures
Esther with her sponsor's letters and pictures

When it comes to managing the sponsorship program at Kenya Keys, we have one recurring problem: we can’t say no. Our Kenya Keys Director in Kenya, Joseph Mwengea opens his front door nearly every morning to find students and parents who have walked 10+ miles to plead for sponsorships. They promise hard work and dedicated study. They promise their commitment to contribute in schools, libraries, clinics, and communities. They promise to “better their best,” if Kenya Keys will just give them a chance. Could you say no to that?

So, we say yes. Not to every single student, but to so many, enough to feel a tinge of fear that we won't really be able to support them all. But then we trust that great sponsors, like you, will be found, allowing these students to get the chance they deserve. Sometimes that means long hours of contacting individuals, following up on leads from previous events, and, quite frankly, a fair amount of pleading of our own. 

But this report isn’t about a shortfall. It’s about abundance. Because of you. Even though we have recently taken on more students than usual, we have already provided sponsorships for every one of them. Because of you. That’s a great feeling, so we wanted to share it with you. 

As you know, sponsoring students in Kenya changes lives — and not just theirs. If you know someone who might be interested in sponsoring a student, and changing lives in the process, tell them to visit kenyakeys.org

Asante sana!

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Mariam and friends
Mariam and friends

Mariam was abandoned by her parents when she was just months old. Raised by her aunt and uncle, Mariam has worked very hard to excel in her studies, not only to secure a better future, but also as a way of expressing her gratitude to them for providing for her needs and encouraging her to go to school. Another reason for her dedicated efforts was that she knew she would need to qualify for a sponsorship from Kenya Keys to continue her education beyond 8th grade.

Mariam is just one example of a bright, dedicated, hard working Kenyan student who will do anything to get an education. The donations you make to the Kenya Keys sponsorship program help keep students like Mariam in school so they can improve their minds, seek better employment opportunities, and contribute to their families and communities. 

Because of the generous donations we’ve received from you over the last few months, we will be able to help dozens of secondary school students stay in school without interruption until they have graduated. And they will go on to improve the lives of their families and others in the villages. Thank you for making a donation that will change so many lives.

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Kenya Keys

Location: Lake Oswego, OR - USA
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Project Leader:
Deborah Shimkus
Lake Oswego, OR United States
$79,052 raised of $94,000 goal
 
297 donations
$14,948 to go
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