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.
You've helped to continue our mission to support a dignified life for orphaned and abandoned children by providing basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing, education, and healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
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.Â
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.
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.
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.
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 girls have worked very hard studying for the Kenyan National Examinations and are motivated and excited for their future.
As the global pandemic impacts everyone, the already vulnerable children in Kenya are at particular risk.