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Help provide a life-long dedicated ‘mama’ to orphaned and vulnerable children, giving them a family to call their own .

How We Work

Help give children a loving home

So They Can founded Miti Mingi Village to give 120 orphaned and vulnerable children a family and a safe and loving home to call their own.

The beautiful Miti Mingi Village (meaning ‘many trees’) consists of 15 individual family homes where the children live with 7 ‘siblings’ and a loving and dedicated ‘mama’. These 15 very special ‘mamas’ have chosen a new life with a new family to love, cook, clean, and care for as their own. For the children of Miti Mingi Village having a life-long dedicated mama and living in a family home, gives a sense of attachment, belonging and a childhood in a safe and non-institutional environment.

For US$100 a month you can now share this special journey with one of the Village Mama's through our sponsorship program.

How We Work

Help give children a loving home

So They Can founded Miti Mingi Village to give 120 orphaned and vulnerable children a family and a safe and loving home to call their own.

The beautiful Miti Mingi Village (meaning ‘many trees’) consists of 15 individual family homes where the children live with 7 ‘siblings’ and a loving and dedicated ‘mama’. These 15 very special ‘mamas’ have chosen a new life with a new family to love, cook, clean, and care for as their own. For the children of Miti Mingi Village having a life-long dedicated mama and living in a family home, gives a sense of attachment, belonging and a childhood in a safe and non-institutional environment.

For US$100 a month you can now share this special journey with one of the Village Mama's through our sponsorship program.

Where the Money Goes

It is these 15 very special ‘mamas’ who have made Miti Mingi Village a reality, giving a loving home to children in need.

Your sponsorship will contribute to the Mama’s living allowance, enabling them to make this life-changing choice to support the care of the 120 children in Miti Mingi Village.

Where the Money Goes

It is these 15 very special ‘mamas’ who have made Miti Mingi Village a reality, giving a loving home to children in need.

Your sponsorship will contribute to the Mama’s living allowance, enabling them to make this life-changing choice to support the care of the 120 children in Miti Mingi Village.

Miti Mingi Mama with family
Miti Mingi Mama with her family

How Sponsoring a Mama Works

These sponsorships are shared sponsorships with each Mama being supported by more than one wonderful sponsor.

Your sponsorship connects you with one of our 15 Mama’s, who are all as passionate and committed to caring for the children’s as we are.

Be a part of this life changing journey

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Your Journey Begins

When you become a sponsor you will share the special journey of motherhood with an individual Miti Mingi Mama, exchanging letters and photos along the way.

Miti Mingi Muma reading with child

The Sponsorship Experience

You can exchange letters, photos and stories with your sponsor mama twice a year. Your sponsor mama personally responds to your letter, strengthening your connection and bringing our two worlds closer together.

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Together We Can Achieve More

It does take a Village to raise a child and your sponsorship will enable a Mama to embrace this life-changing role and be the bridge to a brighter future for her children.

Sponsor a mama like Irene.

Help give a loving home to
8 children.

Miti Mingi Mama with a young girl

Sponsor a mama like Irene.

Help give a loving home to
 8 children.

FAQs

What does my sponsorship provide?

So they can has a sponsorship program that connects you to a mama in the Miti Mingi Village enabling them to care for the 120 orphaned and vulnerable children in our care, giving them a family to call their own.

 

Your sponsorship will:

  • Contribute to the care of the mama with a living allowance which enables them to make this life-changing choice.
  • Contribute to the support of the children in their care.

How do I pay?

  1. By credit card

We accept visa and mastercard for monthly contributions.

Or

  1. Direct debit

Monthly/annual contributions can be paid from your bank account.

Please email us at sponsor@sotheycan.org to receive the direct debit form.

Do I receive a tax receipt?

Yes you will receive an annual tax receipt in the currency of your donation at the end of the financial year.

Donations to so they can qualifies for tax deductions in Australia and New Zealand.

Do I receive a photo of my mama?

Yes, absolutely! As a mama sponsor you will receive a colour photo and information on your mama and the family whom she cares for.

Can I write to my mama?

Yes please! So they can delivers your letter to your mama and we then collect the letter that your mama has written just for you and send it to your home address.  This happens twice a year, letters need to be with us by 1st of March, and the 1st of August each year.

Is this a contact? How long do I have to sponsor for?

There is no contract at all and you can sponsor for as long as you like. In our experience, the relationship between you and your mama grows stronger all the time. A special connection forms and we are sure it will be a very memorable experience for you and your families.

Can I meet my sponsor mama?

Yes, you can! We warmly welcome visitors to our school in Kenya and meeting your mama is something very special.

What happens if the mama leaves the village?

If in the unexpected event that a mama needs to leave the village we would help the children through this transition, introducing them to a new mama.  We would then notify the sponsor of the change.