During my short time of being involved with Maisha I must admit, I am genuinely surprised and pleased to how open and honest the team are. They are so supportive, caring and passionate about their projects which is so endearing to see.
Helping out at Maisha was one of the highlights of my time in Kenya. The kids there are brilliant, they are all so enthusiastic and it’s clear that they love being at the school.
The dedication from everybody there amazed me, from the kids being so eager to learn, to the teachers and parents doing everything possible to aid them. The volunteers who have helped there have done an amazing job.
I have been sponsoring a young girl for 12 months now. I just light up when I get her letters. When I recently got a letter saying “she loves me a lot” I started crying happy tears.
It’s amazing that you can get so easily attached to a child you’ve never met, but it really happens. I almost feel guilty that I may be getting as much or more from this than she is! It also helps make me a better person and appreciate what I have.
When you sponsor one of these beautiful children, in the beginning you think you are doing them a favour. However, after a while you begin to realise that it’s him or her who is saving you. I set out to change their lives instead they changed mine.
I had such a fantastic time. It still is astonishing to me, how generally people in Kenya give so much, even though they have so little. Their generousity and hospitality among volunteers, is amazing.
I recommend everyone, who wants to do something different go, and explore Nakuru. Check out Maisha and its very friendly staff. Meet these great kids and make a difference.



Personal fundraising

Individual fundraising ideas to challenge yourself

  • Host a quiz / raffle / karaoke night
  • Hold a cake sale and raise a tasty total
  • Wax that chest or leg hair
  • Give it up!  Stop eating chocolate or smoking
  • Car boot sale
  • Pledge your wedding or birthday gifts!
  • Sell your stuff on eBay with a percentage of sales to us


Adventure fundraising

For the adventurous and adrenaline junkies

  • Sky Dive, many airfields across the UK support charity jumps
  • Trek, climb a mountain
  • Bike, ski, water raft
  • Run a marathon, 10k, swimming challenge


Group fundraising

Ideal for your school, workplace or group

  • Cake sales
  • Talent shows
  • Tea lady/man – people pay you to make tea for the day
  • Dress down/dress up days
  • University RAG committees