Sponsor A Child

Makindu Children’s Sponsorship Program

Makindu Children’s Program currently makes a positive difference in the lives of hundreds of children in Kenya through the Makindu Children’s Centre (MCC).

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All the children receiving services at Makindu Children’s Centre are orphans and other vulnerable children. The Centre provides direct aid to children in the form of healthcare, payment of school fees and associated costs, opportunities for vocational training, nutrition, social services, HIV education, medical treatment and medication. The children live in the community with guardian families who care for them and assist in providing for their basic needs. Centre staff also provides support to families too distant to come to the Centre via home visits and guardian support groups.

The program successfully provides children with stability, consistency and hope.


Sponsorship offers a closer relationship with one or more children in the program. For a monthly donation, sponsors may choose a child from a variety of options including age, gender, single child, sibling group or vocational student.  Not all children have sponsors and some children have multiple sponsors. To make sure all children receive services, sponsorship dollars are pooled and used for all the children served at the center. In this way, all the children are cared for while each sponsor gets to learn about one child (or more) and how he or she is progressing.

Sponsors receive communication about the child/children a few times a year.  Sometimes sponsors will receive drawings or letters from the child/children. Sponsorship most frequently involves monthly contributions set up as automatic withdrawals from credit or debit accounts. Check or money order payments can be made on an annual, semi-annual or quarterly basis.

To get started, scroll down and meet some of our children below. To sponsor a Makindu child, please click the following link.

Asante sana!


Looking for Sponsors

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Makindu Children’s Program
P.O. Box 51556, Eugene, OR 97405

PHONE: (541) 357-9673
EMAIL: diana[at]makindu[dot].org 

Updated November 2016