High School Sponsorship

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for new sponsors:

WHY SPONSORSHIP?

In Kenya, high school is costly and students from the poorest backgrounds often cannot afford to continue their education past 8th grade.


WHAT COMMITMENT DO SPONSORS USUALLY MAKE?

Generally, our sponsors commit to supporting their students until graduation (four years).  Many sponsors choose to continue their support if the student does well enough to continue on to college or university.


WHAT IS "HALF SPONSORSHIP"?

Half sponsors contribute $500 per year, and are paired with other half sponsors so that together they are fully supporting one student.


WHAT DOES SPONSORSHIP PAY FOR?

By sponsoring a high school student, you enable us to provide school fees, school supplies, clothing, and all the other essentials that our students need in order to succeed in high school.


WILL I GET TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE STUDENT I SUPPORT?

Sponsors who commit to supporting a student through high school will receive updates, photos, and letters from their student.  The relationship is two-way, and we ask that sponsors write letters of encouragement to the students they support. 


WHAT FEES DOES FRIENDS OF KAKAMEGA PAY FOR ONLINE DONATIONS?  

SHOULD I JUST MAIL A CHECK INSTEAD? 

We have to pay processing fees for online gifts, but in step 3 of 3 in the donation widget, it gives you the option to add those processing fees on top of your donation so we don't have to pay them.  Fees are as follows:

  • Credit cards - 3.2% processing fee
  • Regular PayPal donations - 3.2% 
  • Bank transfers - 1.6% processing fee
  • Learn more about fees here, or access a 0%-fee PayPal Giving Fund link here
  • You can always mail a check to us, and nobody pays any fees:
    • Friends of Kakamega, 51 Hunter Rd, Freeport, ME 04032





We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 56-2375938. All contributions are tax-deductible. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your charitable donation.