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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 Hope Fund

    • 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 unsure if the commitment of the Child Sponsorship is right for you then the Hope Fund is for you! Scroll down for more information...

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. 

A small donation today goes a long way

Specific Gifts

  • Food Package: $25

  • Goat: $65

  • Cow: $310