Sponsorship FAQs

How is Sponsorship Different from Donation?

At the Kenya Project, we differentiate our sponsorship opportunities from our various donation options. When you become a student sponsor, you are committing to an ongoing support contribution to the individual life of a child. We feel it is important to provide all of our sponsors with updated information about the student they are sponsoring. This includes regular photos, email updates and more!

How Do I Become a Sponsor?

There is an application process to becoming a sponsor as you will become connected with a child at the Kenya Project. Before you can successfully donate to one of the sponsorship options we have listed below, please complete our sponsorship application and email it to To fill out the sponsorship application form, click here!

General Sponsorship Fund

The Kenya Project partners with Utunzi, the Kenyan nonprofit comprised of Isabella, Jeremiah and other family members and community members who operate Mountain Park Academy named after Mountain Park United Methodist Church who sent initial missioners to Kenya in 2000. The Sponsorship program continues to grow as does the need for sponsors to support children in the community.

Here’s how it works…

This general sponsorship fund goes to school supplies, classroom setup and the yearly needs of Mountain Park Academy. Our goal is always to expand the number of students’ lives we can impact through education, so we use every penny of the general sponsorship fund to support new learning opportunities, teacher needs and classroom supplies.

Student Sponsorship Program

Sponsors truly make a difference in the life of their children and their families. Only $30 a month allows a child to attend school receiving 2 meals per day, and provides funding for school uniforms, school supplies, books and medical care. The Kenya Project in partnership with Mountain Park Academy helps oversee the education and care of over 800 children.

Here’s how it works…

In this program, individual students can be sponsored so that all of their meals, uniforms and school supplies needs are met. When you sponsor a student, you are committing to paying for their monthly expenses so that they can continue to attend Mountain Park Academy without the financial burden placed on their family. This is a huge blessing and gift you can give to a student either on a month-to-month payment plan OR as an annual gift.

Orphan Sponsorship Program

Orphans living in the Children’s Homes are also in need of sponsors. Sponsorships of $100 a month allow an orphan to live in one of the Upendo Children’s Homes with house parents and all that family living provides - food, their own bed, and a place to grow and learn. This also allows the child to attend school receiving 3 meals per day, and provides funding for school uniforms, school supplies, books and medical care.

Here’s how it works…

All sponsors receive a welcome packet that introduces their child via a short biography, a photo and a letter or drawing from the child. Sponsors are encouraged to communicate with their child through The Kenya Project. Each year sponsors receive an additional bio, photo and letter from their child. The Kenya Project requests a minimum one year commitment for all sponsorships.

Fill out our Sponsorship Application form and email to to get started today!