SPONSOR A CHILD

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All of the kids currently have sponsors. Thank you!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us and we'll notify you of future openings.

You can also make a One-Time Donation, or Send a Care Package

For $40/month for 12 months you can sponsor a child in the Asande House Orphanage and provide them child with nutritious food and education.

STEP 1 - Choose a Child

Choose a child from the Asande House Orphanage to sponsor for a year

STEP 2 - Welcome Kit

Within 10 days you’ll receive a photo and information in your Welcome Kit, along with ways to connect with your sponsored child

STEP 3 - First Letter

In 1 – 2 months be looking in the mail for your first letter from your child!

Develop a Meaningful Relationship

Over the course of the year track your child’s progress and foster a meaningful relationship

At the end of the year you can choose to continue sponsoring the child if you’d like, or we will find someone else to sponsor them for the following year

100% of your donation goes to your child.

For about $1 a day you will provide your child with nutritious food and education, including cost of tuition, uniform & supplies

making a difference

Project Kenya is connecting donors with needy children at "The Asande House" in Kitale, Kenya. We have the opportunity to provide the children of this community with the necessities of life such as food and access to an education. With your help, they can escape the cycle of poverty. Project Kenya will provide these necessities through your support. You will also be able to help us mentor and support these children to self-sufficiency. In return, the children will work hard in school and find their own ways to give back and further empower those in their community.

Why do we need support?

Rosefina Royce, co-founder of Asande House, is living in South Riding, Virginia, and has spent the last 12 years supporting these children on her own income. She works 3 jobs here in the United States and sends back what she can. The orphanage has little to no income other than the few hundred dollars Royce sends them monthly.

The five young adults living at the orphanage finished with high school are now working locally to support the 32 orphans. Two of them work at a vegetable stand and two of them work at a video store. The other boy helps with feeding and maintaining the cow and garden. Their total income is $20/month. The orphanage has no funding from the government, and promises from other non-profits have fallen through.

While Rosefina sends the money that she can, Jeska often comes up short for educational costs -- limiting which children can attend school -- and puts the cost of food on credit.

After research, a month-long observation and tracking the orphanage spending, we have determined that $40/month will provide one child with his/her basic needs of food and cover the cost of their education. You can also make a donation to the general orphanage fund.

Yearly Sponsorship

Adopt a child for $40/month which will provide your child with nutritious food and education (including cost of tuition/uniform/supplies).

One-Time Donations

Contribute a one-time donation to cover the immediate costs of the orphanage, including to help buy items such as medicine, blankets, and soap.

What you Receive as a Sponsor

About 10 days after you sponsor a child, you’ll receive a Welcome Kit in the mail with our child’s photo and more information about sponsorship. Within 1-2 months, be looking in the mail for your first letter from your sponsored child. You can email them or write them via mail.

Check out our monthly blog for updates on the children’s progress and what is new with the orphanage.

Every year, you’ll also receive an annual progress report with a new photo of your sponsored child and details about the progress that your child is making. You will also receive a newsletter of accomplishments of the other children in the orphanage.

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What has been most satisfying about sponsoring an orphan?

Seeing the changes at the orphanage. I am glad to know they have bedding and shoes. I am glad to be able to talk with my young girls about the differences in their lives and how we can help others who don’t have as much as we do.”

“Being able to get letters and updates from the house and from Scovia.”

“I loved hearing all the updates on the kids and the orphanage projects.”

Build a Relationship

While you are fiscally sponsoring your child, you also have the opportunity to help them emotionally and build a real friendship. There are many ways to get to know your sponsored child and let them know that they are special.

  • Send letters and cards
  • Give special gifts and packages
  • Email your sponsored child
  • Visit your sponsored child

Watch Your Child Progress

With your help, your child will have the opportunity for a healthier, fuller life. We’ll send you updates so you can see how your child is growing and developing. Each year you’ll receive:

  • New photos of your sponsored child
  • Their progress report
  • A personal letter from your child

Inspire the Orphanage

As a sponsor, you’ll be helping change the lives of your sponsored child’s other friends at the orphanage. You’ll receive updates each year to show how your support is strengthening their entire orphanage including:

  • A newsletter with accomplishments of the orphans
  • New photos of the community/orphanage

Follow our Facebook page and Blog and join in the conversation about the orphanage and our philosophy of giving. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Project Kenya?
Project Kenya is an initiative designed to provide for 32 orphan children living at the Asande House Orphanage in Kitali, Kenya by providing their nutrition and education. Rosefina Royce and Jessica Machanga, two Kenyan sisters, saw a need in their community and opened up their doors for children that had no food or shelter. Royce, whose Kenyan vacation home is now the orphanage known as “The Asande House,” currently lives in South Riding, VA. She works three jobs to support the 32 children living in Kenya under the care of Machanga.

Project Kenya is run by 100% volunteers. We want to increase our impact and provide the orphanage with financial stability to educate and feed their children.

Does my monthly or one-time gift go directly to the child?
Yes. 100% goes directly to the child. There are no overhead costs, and the volunteers that work on this project do not get paid. This program is the most effective and reliable way to know you are personally and fully helping a child receive what they need to escape poverty and live a productive life. You also receive a tax-write off receipt when you donate as we are apart of the established non-profit organization Kaiizen.
Can I send other gifts directly to my child?
Yes, the address is through an established PO Box. It is recommended you send packages via Fed Ex. While we encourage individually writing your orphan letters, if you chose to send a package please be mindful of other orphans and include enough to share with the orphanage. Also, please be aware that because of the high crime-rate within the country, the likelihood of your package arriving is not certain.
How is my sponsorship donation used?
We’ve broken down the cost of food per child/month, as well as the cost of their uniforms, books, and school tuition. 100% of the money you donate will go towards feeding your child as well as helping them pay their school dues.
Will I get to know my sponsored child?
Yes, we hope you keep in close contact and help provide your child with emotional support. You can communicate with your child by emailing kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com with their name in the subject line to get a letter to them. You can also check out the monthly updates on the blog and learn about them through the web site and yearly sponsor newsletter.
How did the orphans get to Jeska's house?
Every child’s story is unique and heart-breaking. Click on each of their images on the Meet the Kids page to learn how they individually came to live here.
How long is my commitment and when do children “graduate” from the sponsorship program?
Your $40/month commitment is only for one year. We hope that you continue to support your child longer than that, but after 12 months your monthly payment expires. We hope to continue this program with a 15-year involvement as we manage, monitor, and evaluate progress towards the orphanage’s goals. Ideally, we hope that the children themselves go on to college and contribute to their community so that the orphanage becomes self-sustaining.
What do I receive when I sponsor a child?
About 10 days after you sponsor a child, you’ll receive a Welcome Kit in the mail with our child’s photo and more information about sponsorship. Within 1-2 months, be looking in the mail for your first letter from your sponsored child. You can email them or write them via mail. Check out our monthly blog for updates on the children’s progress and what is new with the orphanage. Every year, you’ll also receive an annual progress report with a new photo of your sponsored child and details about the progress that your child is making. You will also receive a newsletter of accomplishments of the other children in the orphanage.
If I sponsor today, when will my child be notified of my sponsorship?
We will notify them right away. They will write a letter to you and Jeska will scan it into the computer in town to send to you. We will then send it to you as soon as we receive it.
How can I correspond with and even visit my sponsored child?
You may write the orphanage via mail at anytime, or email kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com to send an email to your child. Just include their name in the subject and they will receive the e-mail via Jeska. You may also choose to visit your sponsored child for a life-changing adventure that neither of you will forget. You may go at anytime, but Kaiizen will take a volunteer group down when the country is in safer conditions. Email kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com for more information.
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Steps

1. Choose a child from the Asande House Orphanage to sponsor for a year. Within 10 days you’ll receive a photo and information in your Welcome Kit, along with ways to connect with your new sponsored child.

2. In 1-2 months be looking in the mail for your first letter from your child.

3. Over the course of the year track your child’s progress and foster a meaningful relationship.

Benefits

100% of your donation goes directly to your sponsored child.Kenya (2)

For about $1 a day you will provide your child with nutritious food and education (including cost of tuition/uniform/supplies).

Why Do We Need Support?

Rosefina Royce, co-founder of Asande House, is living in South Riding, Virginia, and has Fina_with_Asande_kidsspent the last 12 years supporting these children on her own income. She works 3 jobs here in the United States and sends back what she can. The orphanage has little to no income other than the few hundred dollars Royce sends them monthly.

The five young adults living at the orphanage finished with high school are now working locally to support the 32 orphans. Two of them work at a vegetable stand and two of them work at a video store. The other boy helps with feeding and maintaining the cow and garden. Their total income is $20/month. The orphanage has no funding from the government, and promises from other non-profits have fallen through.

While Rosefina sends the money that she can, Jeska often comes up short for educational costs – limiting which children can attend school – and puts the cost of food on credit.

After research, a month-long observation and tracking the orphanage spending, we have determined that $40/month will provide one child with his/her basic needs of food and cover the cost of their education. The options for sponsoring a child are the following.

  • Yearly Sponsorship options: Adopt a child for $40/month which will cover the costs of their food and their education. Sponsor a Child Today
  • One-time donations: Contribute a one-time donation to cover the immediate costs of the orphanage such as cow-milking expenses, college fund for the young adults, and to help buy items such as medicine, blankets, and soap. Donate Now

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What You Receive

  • About 10 days after you sponsor a child, you’ll receive a Welcome Kit in the mail with our child’s photo and more information about sponsorship. Within 1-2 months, be looking in the mail for your first letter from your sponsored child. You can email them or write them via mail.
  • Check out our monthly blog for updates on the children’s progress and what is new with the orphanage.
  • Every year, you’ll also receive an annual progress report with a new photo of your sponsored child and details about the progress that your child is making. You will also receive a newsletter of accomplishments of the other children in the orphanage.

What has been most satisfying about sponsoring an orphan? Some sponsors said:
“Seeing the changes at the orphanage. I am glad to know they have bedding and shoes. I am glad to be able to talk with my young girls about the differences in their lives and how we can help others who don’t have as much as we do.”

“Being able to get letters and updates from the house and from Scovia.”

“I loved hearing all the updates on the kids and the orphanage projects.”[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

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Build a Relationship

While you are fiscally sponsoring your child, you also have the opportunity to help them emotionally and build a real friendship. There are many ways to get to know your sponsored child and let them know that they are special.

  • Send letters and cards
  • Give special gifts and packages
  • Email your sponsored child
  • Visit your sponsored child
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Watch Your Child Progress

With your help, your child will have the opportunity for a healthier, fuller life. We’ll send you updates so you can see how your child is growing and developing. Each year you’ll receive:

  • New photos of your sponsored child
  • Their progress report
  • A personal letter from your child
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Inspire the Orphanage

As a sponsor, you’ll be helping change the lives of your sponsored child’s other friends at the orphanage. You’ll receive updates each year to show how your support is strengthening their entire orphanage including:

  • A newsletter with accomplishments of the orphans
  • New photos of the community/orphanage

Follow our Facebook page and Blog and join in the conversation about the orphanage and our philosophy of giving.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDJTIxLS0tJTIwQU5DSE9SJTIwRk9SJTIwRkFRcyUyMElOJTIwTUVOVSUyMC0tLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2ElMjBuYW1lJTNEJTIyRkFRcyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmElM0UlMEE=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]

Frequently Asked Questions

[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”What is Project Kenya?” open=”false”]Project Kenya is an initiative designed to provide for 32 orphan children living at the Asande House Orphanage in Kitali, Kenya by providing their nutrition and education. Rosefina Royce and Jessica Machanga, two Kenyan sisters, saw a need in their community and opened up their doors for children that had no food or shelter. Royce, whose Kenyan vacation home is now the orphanage known as “The Asande House,” currently lives in South Riding, VA. She works three jobs to support the 32 children living in Kenya under the care of Machanga.

Project Kenya is run by 100% volunteers. We want to increase our impact and provide the orphanage with financial stability to educate and feed their children.
[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Does my monthly or one-time gift go directly to the child?” open=”false”]Yes. 100% goes directly to the child. There are no overhead costs, and the volunteers that work on this project do not get paid. This program is the most effective and reliable way to know you are personally and fully helping a child receive what they need to escape poverty and live a productive life. You also receive a tax-write off receipt when you donate as we are apart of the established non-profit organization Kaiizen.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can I send other gifts directly to my child?” open=”false”]Yes, the address is through an established PO Box. It is recommended you send packages via Fed Ex. While we encourage individually writing your orphan letters, if you chose to send a package please be mindful of other orphans and include enough to share with the orphanage. Also, please be aware that because of the high crime-rate within the country, the likelihood of your package arriving is not certain.

 [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How is my sponsorship donation used?” open=”false”]We’ve broken down the cost of food per child/month, as well as the cost of their uniforms, books, and school tuition. 100% of the money you donate will go towards feeding your child as well as helping them pay their school dues.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Will I get to know my sponsored child?” open=”false”]Yes, we hope you keep in close contact and help provide your child with emotional support. You can communicate with your child by emailing kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com with their name in the subject line to get a letter to them. You can also check out the monthly updates on the blog and learn about them through the web site and yearly sponsor newsletter.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How did the orphans get to Jeska’s house?” open=”false”]Every child’s story is unique and heart-breaking. Click on each of their “read my story” to learn how they individually came to live here.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How long is my commitment and when do children “graduate” from the sponsorship program?” open=”false”]Your $40/month commitment is only for one year. We hope that you continue to support your child longer than that, but after 12 months your monthly payment expires. We hope to continue this program with a 15-year involvement as we manage, monitor, and evaluate progress towards the orphanage’s goals. Ideally, we hope that the children themselves go on to college and contribute to their community so that the orphanage becomes self-sustaining.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What do I receive when I sponsor a child? ” open=”false”]About 10 days after you sponsor a child, you’ll receive a Welcome Kit in the mail with our child’s photo and more information about sponsorship. Within 1-2 months, be looking in the mail for your first letter from your sponsored child. You can email them or write them via mail. Check out our monthly blog for updates on the children’s progress and what is new with the orphanage. Every year, you’ll also receive an annual progress report with a new photo of your sponsored child and details about the progress that your child is making. You will also receive a newsletter of accomplishments of the other children in the orphanage.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”If I sponsor today, when will my child be notified of my sponsorship? ” open=”false”]We will notify them right away. They will write a letter to you and Jeska will scan it into the computer in town to send to you. We will then send it to you as soon as we receive it.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How can I correspond with and even visit my sponsored child?” open=”false”]You may write the orphanage via mail at anytime, or email kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com to send an email to your child. Just include their name in the subject and they will receive the e-mail via Jeska. You may also choose to visit your sponsored child for a life-changing adventure that neither of you will forget. You may go at anytime, but Kaiizen will take a volunteer group down when the country is in safer conditions. Email kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com for more information.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Steps

1. Choose a child from the Asande House Orphanage to sponsor for a year. Within 10 days you’ll receive a photo and information in your Welcome Kit, along with ways to connect with your new sponsored child.

2. In 1-2 months be looking in the mail for your first letter from your child.

3. Over the course of the year track your child’s progress and foster a meaningful relationship.

Benefits

100% of your donation goes directly to your sponsored child.Kenya (2)

For about $1 a day you will provide your child with nutritious food and education (including cost of tuition/uniform/supplies).

Why Do We Need Support?

Rosefina Royce, co-founder of Asande House, is living in South Riding, Virginia, and has Fina_with_Asande_kidsspent the last 12 years supporting these children on her own income. She works 3 jobs here in the United States and sends back what she can. The orphanage has little to no income other than the few hundred dollars Royce sends them monthly.

The five young adults living at the orphanage finished with high school are now working locally to support the 32 orphans. Two of them work at a vegetable stand and two of them work at a video store. The other boy helps with feeding and maintaining the cow and garden. Their total income is $20/month. The orphanage has no funding from the government, and promises from other non-profits have fallen through.

While Rosefina sends the money that she can, Jeska often comes up short for educational costs – limiting which children can attend school – and puts the cost of food on credit.

After research, a month-long observation and tracking the orphanage spending, we have determined that $40/month will provide one child with his/her basic needs of food and cover the cost of their education. The options for sponsoring a child are the following.

  • Yearly Sponsorship options: Adopt a child for $40/month which will cover the costs of their food and their education. Sponsor a Child Today
  • One-time donations: Contribute a one-time donation to cover the immediate costs of the orphanage such as cow-milking expenses, college fund for the young adults, and to help buy items such as medicine, blankets, and soap. Donate Now

IMG_1396

What You Receive

  • About 10 days after you sponsor a child, you’ll receive a Welcome Kit in the mail with our child’s photo and more information about sponsorship. Within 1-2 months, be looking in the mail for your first letter from your sponsored child. You can email them or write them via mail.
  • Check out our monthly blog for updates on the children’s progress and what is new with the orphanage.
  • Every year, you’ll also receive an annual progress report with a new photo of your sponsored child and details about the progress that your child is making. You will also receive a newsletter of accomplishments of the other children in the orphanage.

What has been most satisfying about sponsoring an orphan? Some sponsors said:
“Seeing the changes at the orphanage. I am glad to know they have bedding and shoes. I am glad to be able to talk with my young girls about the differences in their lives and how we can help others who don’t have as much as we do.”

“Being able to get letters and updates from the house and from Scovia.”

“I loved hearing all the updates on the kids and the orphanage projects.”[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

[vc_button title=”Sponsor a Child Today” target=”_self” color=”btn-success” icon=”none” size=”wpb_regularsize” href=”http://kenya.kaiizen.org/meet-the-orphans/”] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Build a Relationship

While you are fiscally sponsoring your child, you also have the opportunity to help them emotionally and build a real friendship. There are many ways to get to know your sponsored child and let them know that they are special.

  • Send letters and cards
  • Give special gifts and packages
  • Email your sponsored child
  • Visit your sponsored child
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Watch Your Child Progress

With your help, your child will have the opportunity for a healthier, fuller life. We’ll send you updates so you can see how your child is growing and developing. Each year you’ll receive:

  • New photos of your sponsored child
  • Their progress report
  • A personal letter from your child
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Inspire the Orphanage

As a sponsor, you’ll be helping change the lives of your sponsored child’s other friends at the orphanage. You’ll receive updates each year to show how your support is strengthening their entire orphanage including:

  • A newsletter with accomplishments of the orphans
  • New photos of the community/orphanage

Follow our Facebook page and Blog and join in the conversation about the orphanage and our philosophy of giving.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDJTIxLS0tJTIwQU5DSE9SJTIwRk9SJTIwRkFRcyUyMElOJTIwTUVOVSUyMC0tLSUzRSUwQSUzQ2ElMjBuYW1lJTNEJTIyRkFRcyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmElM0UlMEE=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]

Frequently Asked Questions

[/vc_column_text][vc_toggle title=”What is Project Kenya?” open=”false”]Project Kenya is an initiative designed to provide for 32 orphan children living at the Asande House Orphanage in Kitali, Kenya by providing their nutrition and education. Rosefina Royce and Jessica Machanga, two Kenyan sisters, saw a need in their community and opened up their doors for children that had no food or shelter. Royce, whose Kenyan vacation home is now the orphanage known as “The Asande House,” currently lives in South Riding, VA. She works three jobs to support the 32 children living in Kenya under the care of Machanga.

Project Kenya is run by 100% volunteers. We want to increase our impact and provide the orphanage with financial stability to educate and feed their children.
[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Does my monthly or one-time gift go directly to the child?” open=”false”]Yes. 100% goes directly to the child. There are no overhead costs, and the volunteers that work on this project do not get paid. This program is the most effective and reliable way to know you are personally and fully helping a child receive what they need to escape poverty and live a productive life. You also receive a tax-write off receipt when you donate as we are apart of the established non-profit organization Kaiizen.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can I send other gifts directly to my child?” open=”false”]Yes, the address is through an established PO Box. It is recommended you send packages via Fed Ex. While we encourage individually writing your orphan letters, if you chose to send a package please be mindful of other orphans and include enough to share with the orphanage. Also, please be aware that because of the high crime-rate within the country, the likelihood of your package arriving is not certain.

 [/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How is my sponsorship donation used?” open=”false”]We’ve broken down the cost of food per child/month, as well as the cost of their uniforms, books, and school tuition. 100% of the money you donate will go towards feeding your child as well as helping them pay their school dues.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Will I get to know my sponsored child?” open=”false”]Yes, we hope you keep in close contact and help provide your child with emotional support. You can communicate with your child by emailing kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com with their name in the subject line to get a letter to them. You can also check out the monthly updates on the blog and learn about them through the web site and yearly sponsor newsletter.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How did the orphans get to Jeska’s house?” open=”false”]Every child’s story is unique and heart-breaking. Click on each of their “read my story” to learn how they individually came to live here.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How long is my commitment and when do children “graduate” from the sponsorship program?” open=”false”]Your $40/month commitment is only for one year. We hope that you continue to support your child longer than that, but after 12 months your monthly payment expires. We hope to continue this program with a 15-year involvement as we manage, monitor, and evaluate progress towards the orphanage’s goals. Ideally, we hope that the children themselves go on to college and contribute to their community so that the orphanage becomes self-sustaining.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What do I receive when I sponsor a child? ” open=”false”]About 10 days after you sponsor a child, you’ll receive a Welcome Kit in the mail with our child’s photo and more information about sponsorship. Within 1-2 months, be looking in the mail for your first letter from your sponsored child. You can email them or write them via mail. Check out our monthly blog for updates on the children’s progress and what is new with the orphanage. Every year, you’ll also receive an annual progress report with a new photo of your sponsored child and details about the progress that your child is making. You will also receive a newsletter of accomplishments of the other children in the orphanage.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”If I sponsor today, when will my child be notified of my sponsorship? ” open=”false”]We will notify them right away. They will write a letter to you and Jeska will scan it into the computer in town to send to you. We will then send it to you as soon as we receive it.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How can I correspond with and even visit my sponsored child?” open=”false”]You may write the orphanage via mail at anytime, or email kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com to send an email to your child. Just include their name in the subject and they will receive the e-mail via Jeska. You may also choose to visit your sponsored child for a life-changing adventure that neither of you will forget. You may go at anytime, but Kaiizen will take a volunteer group down when the country is in safer conditions. Email kaiizen.projectkenya@gmail.com for more information.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][/vc_row]