Make a real difference!
Who we are
The Makuyu Education Initiative is located in the village of Makuyu, Kenya, and committed to helping underprivileged children escape the vicious cycle of poverty by providing a quality education, free meals to help fight malnutrition, and access to health care. This initiative is local, accountable, direct and efficient. 100% of our donations go directly to the benefit of the children in Kenya, and none of the administrative staff in the United States take a dime from donations.
How you can help
Due to our lean size, commitment to our mission, and a close relationship with caretakers and administrators who run the children's home, any donation makes a real difference. Your donations go directly to supporting the children. Our trained staff is thoughtful in spending contributions that allow for high efficiency. We invite you to browse our website, visit our Children page to learn more about the children, and donate if you find it within your heart and wallet to do so.
A place of our own
Right now, our biggest challenge is builfing a place of our own. Through the years we've been leasing land from a landlady whose been threatening to evict us. As a result, we've decided to purchase a small plot of land to build a place that we can call our own. We are hoping to raise about $80,000 in the next 6-8 months for construction. That should be enough to build a couple of classrooms, as well as a place for volunteers and a guard to stay at.