What is MAKLWETA?
a charitable educational trust headquartered in Kenya with a subsidiary in Germany.
We view ourselves as a platform for pooling strategic support to enable
vulnerable girls in rural communities in Africa to remain in school. We
currently work with teachers and local leaders in Homa Bay County, South West
How does MAKLWETA work and who do you support?
MAKLWETA is governed by a Board comprising established and young professionals.
The current Board comprises of representatives from all major regions of the
world including Asia, Africa, Europe and America. Board members serve on
voluntary basis. The Board is supported by a lean secretariat headed by Board
Secretary and Field Assistant that oversees our programs on daily basis.
supports girls in marginalized and deprived rural areas. The secretariat works
with local leaders and teachers to competitively identify the most vulnerable.
Annually, we also admit limited numbers under special category like highly
motivated teenage mothers who have demonstrated resolve to go back to school.
We only admit between 10 – 15 girls per year which means beneficiaries must overall
demonstrate discipline, desire to succeed and be well-rounded.
How can I sponsor a girl?
The entire process
is online on this website. Simply go to the ‘Sponsorships’ page and select the
girl you want to sponsor. The system will automatically direct you to the
sponsorship options available. The system will notify you in case you select a
girl who has been fully sponsored. In that case, scroll to the next one.
all the girls equally and encourage random sponsorship.
What sponsorship options are available?
premised on the objective of keeping vulnerable and promising girls in rural Africa
in school so that they eventually positively contribute to their communities.
At the moment most girls in Homa Bay County dropout of school before reaching
secondary school level.
therefore recommend that sponsors commit to supporting a girl through her four
years of secondary education. The average annual school fee is USD 700 per
girl. Our system is built to allow you to distribute this into monthly
If only I want to support for one year,
is this fair?
We look at sponsorship from the perspective of what works for you and the
girls. We also encourage friends to pool resources and sponsor one girl. Any
girl who no longer has a sponsor will be re-profiled on the website.
When is the best time to sponsor a girl?
so long as the girl’s profile shows that she has no sponsor. Our annual
recruitment cycle starts in June every year and targets only girls in the final
year of primary school. It typically takes 3 months to come up the final
comprehensive list. Successful girls will be profiled on the website from
September every year.
How can I support one or more girls?
Yes, the system allows this. In case of any
difficulties then kindly get in touch with us via email or using the contact
Can I be directly in touch with the
Yes, through the school teachers as shown on the
website. We strongly recommend that you first contact our Field Assistant to
help coordinate with the schools. Nearly all the schools do not allow student
contact with ‘strangers’. We also welcome sponsors and well wishers to the
mentorship camp. Dates for mentorship camps will be communicated via our
newsletter and mass emails.
How can I give general donation?
We welcome general donations to help us run our
operations. Please go to the ‘Support’ page and it will automatically direct
you. Our bank accounts in Germany and Kenya are also listed on the page for
direct transfers. Thank you very much.
If your question is not answered here, please email us
on firstname.lastname@example.org and
we’ll endeavor to respond.