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.