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Child Sponsorship

As a Child Sponsor, you provide life changing assistance to a vulnerable child who has lost one or both parents to AIDS.  Your tax deductible donation is used to help provide the basic needs of your sponsored child, plus some extras throughout the year.
We do not build orphanages. We believe that all children should be loved, nurtured, and protected in a family environment, not an institution.  Our model is to place children in the loving care of responsible relatives: grandparents, aunts/uncles or caring neighbors; and we partner with these guardians to assist them in meeting the family's basic needs.  The children are then able to grow up in a loving home and retain the values of family and community.  

If you are unsure if you can commit to giving $38 every month, there are two options you can do to still get involved: 

  • Sponsor an Older Child

    • There are many older children (in their teens) in the program who need sponsors too. Since Tumaini supports children from the time they are sponsored until they are independent and fully functioning adults (ideally), if you wish to sponsor for a shorter period of time while making a huge impact, this plan is right for you! Contact us for more information and available children or visit the featured children page.

  • Give to the Hope Fund (details below)

Non-Recurring Donations

Hope Fund: 

Did you know that once a Tumaini child is sponsored, that child is not dropped before they complete their program-- even if their sponsor stops making payments?  We are committed in continuing to provide each child with the same care and essential services.

Each month, there are approximately 50 kids who lose their sponsors but still need to receive essential services and care. These funding lapses translate to about $1,750 creating a deficit in our programs. This money has to then be redirected from our Hope Fund every month. 

So instead of giving $38/month to a specific child, you can give to whoever needs the resources the most at the time! If you want to give but are unable to commitment to a monthly Child Sponsorship, the Hope Fund is the easiest and quickest way for you to make a tangible difference in the live’s of others!

Click here to give or check out our FAQ page...

A small donation today goes a long way. See for yourself by giving below

Specific Gifts

Specific gifts are available all year-round but most popular in November/December for Christmas. Here are some of the gifts you can give!

  • Food Package: $25

  • Goat: $65

  • Cow: $310

*Due to many variables, the above is not an exhaustive list. Please check with the office for up to date details.

Socio-Economic Development Giving (CBOs)

Current Partner Projects: Tumanthane Group, Wumiisyo wa aka ndiwa Women Group, Wumiisyo wa aka Women Group, Mwangaza Women Group, Manza Women Group, Kazana Women Group, Tumaini Women Group

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More Ways to Donate:

Have a timeshare, season tickets, a private practice/service, company discounts, or access to in demand items? Donate them to our silent auction for the annual fall Gala. Due to the significant sum of money raised at the Gala, many essential services and costly items can be provided that typically would be unattainable. Lastly, any connections to discounted goods or services are of value. 


Contact us for more details regarding goods and services. 


Policy on Fundraising

Tumaini is grateful for individuals and businesses that independently wish to raise funds for our organization.  All such fundraising should be for the organization or support projects within our 4-pillars:  Child Sponsorship, Education, Healthcare and Socio-Economic Development.  There are online programs and resources we can offer for such fundraising.  

We regret that we are unable to offer fundraising platforms for individual trip costs. Any funds raised are to be used for Tumaini programs and not contingent upon an individual’s participation.

For more info or specificities, send us an email.