Sustainability Achieved -- KCF Kenya Board Continues Kenyan Children Foundation Work
As KCF US Board Winds Down
It is with the happiest of hearts that I write to you today! For so many years you have been supporting KCF – a support that has meant so much to us. Without you and other consistent donors like you, we could not have carried on our work.
It has been more than twenty years that KCF has been active in Kenya. We have built a school and children’s home as well as assisted with so many other institutions. Above all, we have helped more than one thousand children receive an education they would have been denied had we not been there. We have helped with medical expenses for both children and adults. We also gave a dozen or so men and women an opportunity to start their own businesses so that they could become self-sufficient. Beyond that, there were so many isolated situations where KCF was able to step in to make a real difference in the life of a family or individual.
Perhaps without knowing it, you were a part of it all. We carried not only your money to Kenya, but your spirit of compassion and generosity as well. All we can say is a humble and grateful THANK YOU!!!
At this time, I would like to share our good news! The farm in Kenya has sold! From this point on, the work of KCF will no longer be supported by donor dollars. The proceeds from the farm will be more than enough to continue educating all the students currently enrolled in our school program until they achieve either an Associate or University Degree. It will take about seven years for them all to finish, but that works well for us.
Beginning in January, the work that began with KCF in the US will be administered by the KCF Board in Kenya. They have been meeting since 2002 and have been very involved with all the students and their educational/life needs. They know each student personally and will see that their needs are well met.
Beyond attending to these educational needs, there will be quite a bit of money for the Kenyan Board to undertake new projects. This is exciting and they have expressed a real interest in expanding the work as much as possible. As a Trustee on that Board, I will be part of the process as well.
KCF in the US will be winding down its operations. Therefore we are asking you to bring your
contributions to a close. Did you ever think a non-profit would ask you to stop sending money? We have fulfilled our mission: what began as a donor-supported organization is now ready to stand on its own. This is the model for work in a developing country and we have done it! We hope you feel as proud as we do.
If you have any questions about discontinuing your support, please contact Jean Talman, our treasurer, who will be happy to help you. You can reach her at 303-220-1088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the other hand, if you feel you would to support a project undertaken by several KCF volunteers to Kenya, please go immediately to their GoFundMe site: https://www.gofundme.com/kthv39kk. This is a most worthwhile project, and I would encourage you to participate if you are moved to do so.
Again, THANK YOU for all your support these many years.
Joanne LeClair, President
KCF Board of Directors