SOLAR LANTERNS - Bringing light into their lives
We take light, at the flick of a switch, for granted. But, in rural Kenya there is no such luxury. Schools rely on generators so often 'lights out' comes early and evening study is impossible. In the homestead’s money for fuel to power lanterns is scarce so at home in the holidays our pupils’ study with 'homework'
Solar Lanterns are inexpensive and make use of a freely available fuel source. There is no shortage of sunshine in Kenya, so these lanterns provide a sustainable, eco-friendly source of light enabling study after sundown.
We aim to provide each of our sponsored students with a lantern when they commence their studies and if we can help the family with one too then that's a bonus.
Lanterns cost less than £10 so you could sponsor a lantern for the cost of a couple of drinks!
HOW WE HELP
The Covid crisis means future fundraising plans have reduced significantly. However, our source of strength, and underpinning our stability, are several regular monthly donations. Without the generosity and passion of our past and present supporters MaaChild would not be the success it is today. Our success depends on the support from yourselves, community groups, businesses and likeminded people who champion our mission.
Going forward, donation stability is our utmost priority, building a monthly online giving programme will help the MaaChild community to thrive.
Can you help to maintain this stability, as we continue to work to support these children and projects through these challenging times?
By simply setting up a standing order for either a sustainable 4-year sponsorship (for just under £8 a week or £30/ month) or to help maintain the nursery water source and general repairs (£5 a week or £20/month). No amount is too small. £10 per month would provide enough solar lanterns to help 12 girls study at home or equip a whole year group with pens, pencils and school equipment. £5 a month provides soap and hygiene supplies for teenagers at a crucial stage in their physical development. Every little helps
Should you feel able to offer your support during this crisis and going forward simply click on DONATE to set up a monthly donation of your choice.
If you are a UK Taxpayer be sure to tick the Gift Aid box which means that your donation is increased by 25% through the Government Gift Aid scheme.
Whatever you can afford will mean you are making a huge difference and the future for our MaaChild children at least, will be brighter.