Sponsorship FAQs
  1. Go to Kupenda.org/sponsor/
  2. Select the child you wish to sponsor
  3. Follow the website instructions to set up your account and automated monthly donations.
  4. Expect your welcome packet and first child report to arrive in the mail within 1 month.
  5. Watch for annual updates about your child

Note: Your credit card will be charged $30 each month starting on the day you sign up and on the same date each month.

Yes. Just mail a $30.00 check each month to Kupenda for the Children, PO Box 473, Hampton, NH 03843 and make the check out to Kupenda for the Children.

Yes, send a check with your quarterly or annual payments. Quarterly payments are $90.00 for 3 months and annual payments are $360.00 for 12 months. You can mail the check to Kupenda for the Children, PO Box 473, Hampton, NH 03843 and make the check out to Kupenda for the Children.

Kupenda for the Children in a non-profit organization and therefore all contributions are tax deductible. Our EIN is 16-1644867. You will receive a receipt for your taxes by mail in January for all the previous year’s contributions.

If the child is of school age (6+ years) the money will go directly to the school to pay for boarding fees, special staff like teacher assistants, dorm parents, and cooks who directly help your child at school. At the special school your child will receive three meals a day, a specialized education, therapy, counseling, and opportunities to make new friends and develop physical skills.

If the child is too young to attend school, then the family will receive a monthly stipend for food, medication, and transportation to a medical facility. They will also receive counseling and training from our Kenyan staff.

You can terminate your sponsorship at any time. The sponsor is not obligated to sponsor the child for any length of time. You only have to notify our sponsorship coordinator at [email protected] and she will terminate your account.

If your child dies, graduates, or permanently stops attending school, the organization will terminate their sponsorship and the sponsor will be notified. At that time the sponsor can end sponsorship or choose another child.

Each year you will receive a progress report and a recent photo of your child. An attempt will be made to get a report out to you at about the same time of year that you enrolled as a sponsor.

This report will let you know what progress is being made academically, what medical assistance has been given the child, progress in family relationships, and updates on other activities that the child may be involved.

It is challenging to communicate with your child as most children and their families do not have computers or mail service.

The mail service in Kenya is very corrupt and recipients are often charged to receive packages.

If you feel you need to communicate you can send an email to [email protected] and our USA staff will forward it to our Kenyan staff.

In January our directors usually travel to Kenya. They can take letters or small packages with them to give to the Kenyan directors. An attempt will be made to deliver thee to the children but there is no guarantee.

The best way to help your child is to donate to Kupenda for the Children. If the child has a special need that you are aware of you can designate that the monetary gift be directed to fill that need.

It is also a help to the local economy if gifts are purchased locally and not here in the USA. It is usually quite a bit cheaper.

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