Friends of Kenyan Orphans Blog

We Can't Do It Without You!

Posted on October 31, 2020

We Can't Do It Without You!

Friends of Kenyan Orphans continues to keep administrative costs low with 90 cents of every donated dollar going to programs we support in Kenya. We strive to keep costs low so most of what you donate goes to the daily care of children that depend on our support.

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Update on Mercy, Part III

Posted on October 21, 2020

Update on Mercy, Part III

I would not be where or who I am today if Fr. Riwa did not believe in his purpose and founded St. Clare. I would be telling a very different story if Sue Ozar and Bud Ozar did not believe in me. There would not be 340+ girls at St. Clare today if it were not for our donors who believe in the mission of Friends of Kenyan Orphans.

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Update on Mercy, Part II

Posted on October 18, 2020

Update on Mercy, Part II

The mango tree symbolizes the beginning for the pioneers and that is why it is a big part of my story. Despite all the challenges that we faced, I knew and reminded myself each day that I was at St. Clare for a reason.

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An Update on Mercy, St. Clare Class of 2013

Posted on October 11, 2020

An Update on Mercy, St. Clare Class of 2013

This week we are featuring Mercy who was a student from 2006 until 2013. Mercy is now living in the US working as an Audit Senior for Big Four accounting firm Deloitte. She has come a long way, as has St. Clare, both because of our generous donors.

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New Hats for All!

Posted on August 25, 2020

New Hats for All!

St. Clare has moved to fully integrate the HIV / AIDS students with all the other girls. While in Kenya this past February, our team worked to reduce the stigma of HIV+ and to enable these girls to be like the others.

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Update on St. Clare Grads in Quarantine

Posted on August 6, 2020

Update on St. Clare Grads in Quarantine

Over the past months, Friends of Kenyan Orphans made arrangements to rent housing for several recent St. Clare graduates, rescuing them from the unsafe living conditions in Mathare slums.

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Close Quarters

Posted on April 29, 2020

Close Quarters

From the bunk beds which fill the dormitories to the shared pews at church, or the neat rows in the classroom, the girls are a picture of grace in communal living.

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Sanitation is a Concern for Everyone

Posted on April 15, 2020

Sanitation is a Concern for Everyone

It seems we are spending more time than ever before focusing on toilet paper and germs for good reason, as the passing of sickness is on the forefront of everyone’s mind. These issues have long been a major focus to ensure a healthy environment for the children in Kenya.

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