Friends of Kenyan Orphans Stories

Merry Christmas from Kenya

Merry Christmas from Kenya

As the children in Kenya prepare for the Christmas season, they have put aside time to pray for FOKO and our donors, and to prepare this special message for you.

Can We Count On Your Support For Giving Tuesday?

Can We Count On Your Support For Giving Tuesday?

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is #GivingTuesday, a day that reminds us of the importance of helping others. This day inspires us to embrace our power to drive progress around the causes we care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.

Keeping Busy With Crochet

Keeping Busy With Crochet

Our Founders, Bud and Sue Ozar received a note from a recent Higher Education graduate who graduated with a degree in catering, but is keeping busy crocheting during the pandemic.

A Day In The Life At St. Clare

A Day In The Life At St. Clare

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a student at St Clare school for girls is like? Bud and Sue Ozar, who have lived in Kenya at St Clare off and on for years, share their insights about the school the charity has built.

We Did It!

We Did It!

In the month of October you helped us raise $25,925.69 towards matching funds from the Bennett Foundation! This will do so much to feed, clothe, educate and protect the orphans in Kenya. 

We Can't Do It Without You!

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.

Update on Mercy, Part III

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.

Update on Mercy, Part II

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.

An Update on Mercy, St. Clare Class of 2013

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.

The Need is Greater Than Ever

The Need is Greater Than Ever

As the global pandemic impacts everyone, the already vulnerable children in Kenya are at particular risk.