While all the orphans at Tumaini are currently being sponsored, we have created a waiting list for people wishing to sponsor a child in our new facilities. Annual fees are $1,200 per child. This covers food, clothing, shelter, routine health care and education. Since we encourage the development of a personal relationship through frequent emails between the child and his or her sponsor, we also require that all sponsors have a strong trusting relationship with Christ. In addition to emailing we make twice yearly visits to the orphanage and invite sponsors to join us to meet their child in person. The cost of these visits is based on actual cost which is approximately $2,700 per person including all airfare, room, board, and ground transportation and is over and above the annual sponsorship. These trips are limited to a total of seven people.
The Tumaini School is currently running a deficit of approximately $4,000 each year. This is because we are located in an extremely poor area of Kenya and all of the outside cannot afford to pay the fees to keep our school solvent. Any help you could give us in that area would be greatly appreciated.
There are many unforeseen expenses that occur and which sponsorship fees simply do not cover. This year alone we had to drill another water well when our original well ran dry. The Kenyan government also passed a law this year which required all vans (we have four) to add a government-approved governor at the cost of approximately $600 per van. We have had several medical emergencies (head injuries, hernia surgeries, malaria treatments, dental procedures etc.) which we could not forecast. We have established a special fund as a hedge against future medical expenses. Your help is needed here.
How to Give
Should you wish to help the children, please make your check payable to Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church and mail your check to:
Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church
8300 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77024
Please note "Tumaini" on your check. If your address is on your check your will receive a Statement of Giving for your tax records.