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American Friends of Kenya, INC.

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American Friends of Kenya is a 501(c) 3 public charity based in Norwich, CT.
 
-Connecticut Founding Chapter, established in 2004
 
AFK grew out of the efforts of a group of Connecticut residents who visited Kenya during the summer of 2004 and returned determined to help the people of Kenya in their educational and health care concerns.
Our original focus was the Thika District in the highlands region of the country, a hauntingly beautiful area dotted with small rural villages. Poverty is endemic, and people survive through subsistence farming. Electricity is generally unavailable, and only a small percent of children graduate from high school. People needing medical care usually walk two hours or more to a rural hospital that lacks basic medical equipment and supplies, including latex gloves. This was our original focus but has since expanded due to the generosity of many individuals contributing books, medical supplies, donations, time and even stuffed animals for the children in the hospitals!

American Friends of Kenya is devoted to helping schools, hospitals, community libraries, women's shelters, orphanages and other institutions in Kenya.

This is one international charity that has full accountability and oversight.

Most importantly, it is one where nobody is paid a dime. We use no professional fundraisers and do everything through volunteer work. All money we raise goes to direct service, not salaries.
 


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