About Friends of Kenyan Orphans

written by Friends

In Meru, Kenya, thousands of orphans and abandoned children live in unspeakable conditions on the streets, the victims of gross poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. THE FRIENDS OF KENYAN ORPHANS is a nonprofit organization formed to assist The Children’s Village in improving the lives of these children.

The Children’s Village is the inspiration of Fr. Francis Limo Riwa who in 1999 began to rescue orphaned and abandoned street children. Today the Children’s Village is home, family and school to more than 750 children, living on two campuses: the St. Clare Girls’ Centre and St. Francis Boys’ Home.

FRIENDS OF KENYAN ORPHANS is committed to rescuing, housing, feeding and educating these abandoned orphans. Learn how you can support this effort.

Bud and Sue OzarFRIENDS OF KENYAN ORPHANS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with an US Department of the Treasury EIN tax ID #26-4047939.  FRIENDS OF KENYAN ORPHANS was registered in the State of Michigan by Bud and Sue Ozar in 2009 to promote the rescue and education of Kenyan orphans. Bud and Sue are parents and grandparents dedicating this chapter of their lives to providing aid in the developing world. After three years in the Samoa Islands they went to work in Kenya with Father Riwa and The Children’s Village. “We returned to the United States to do here what we couldn’t do there,” says Sue, “Raise funds to continue the work on behalf of the children.”

Bud and Sue Ozar are parents and grandparents who are dedicating this current chapter of their lives to volunteering in the developing world, including the Samoa Islands and Kenya.  In Kenya, Bud and Sue worked with Father Riwa at the Children’s Village, a home for orphaned and abandoned children rescued from the streets.  Back home in the United States, they founded the nonprofit Friends of Kenyan Orphans to help serve this community.

“We returned to the United States to do here what we couldn’t do there; raise funds to continue the work
on behalf of these children.” ~ Bud & Sue

FRIENDS OF KENYAN ORPHANS is an efficient organization fueled by volunteers. 2011 fundraising expenses, management and general expenses absorbed only .0142% of all funds  raised.

“I do not take a salary from the Children’s Village” noted Fr. Riwa. “No one can ever accuse me of taking what belongs to these children.”

 

990 for 2012: Click here to view the 990 filed for 2012.

990 for 2011: Click here to view the 990 filed for 2011.

990 for 2010: Click here to view the 990 filed for 2010.

990 for 2009:  Click here to view the 990 filed for 2009

(to United States Government and audited by the UHY Certified Public Accountants.)