None!! We raise funds in other ways to pay for website costs, etc.
The sponsorship gives the child all the school supplies (paper, pencils, backpack etc), School fees, food, 2 uniforms a year, and 2 pairs of shoes per year
The program is broken down over 12 months, the total yearly cost is $408. Some months are more expensive than others but at the end of the 12 months it all averages out so we are able to give the child what they need each month without asking for more money from the sponsor.
Yes, monthly updates and photos are given.
Yes, if you would like to mail your child a photo of your family let us know we can give you an address. It is expensive to send a package but you are welcome to do that as well. If you want to give you child something extra maybe during the holidays, you can specify what you want purchased and we can buy it in country.
If that is something that is important to you then we can make that happen, but we know which children are in desperate need, so the child you receive needs you. Each child is special to Matumaini's Mission and which ever way you decide you will still be making a difference in a child's life which is the most important thing.
Yes, we love you to share your child with others and show the good work you are doing. We do ask that you put our website link in the caption of the picture .
The first photo and profile letter will come in the mail shortly after. You will receive a photo and profile of the child you will be sponsoring. The rest of the updates come by email unless otherwise specified.
Yes, Matumaini's Mission is registered with the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit. If you need extra receipts other than your paypal payment receipt for tax purposes just email us, we will gladly give you a yearly breakdown.
We do not hand cash to any child. We have in country staff that purchase the items then gives them to the child, as well as goes directly to the school and pays the fees. Matumaini's Mission in the states then receives all receipts and photos to keep on file.