Matata is a student from Kenya. He needs $500 by January 1, 2024 to stay in school and is currently 44% toward his goal.

Raised $220 from 2 donors Needs $280


Matata is a daring young boy who believes that success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. He is the last born in a family of four. His parents are unemployed and largely depend on subsistence farming, which has been negatively affected by frequent severe droughts. Most of the rural roads in his village are very impassable and this has pushed him towards achieving his dream of becoming an engineer. Since Matata was a young boy, he has always liked playing football not only at home but also in school and he was the goalkeeper for his school team.

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Total $500
  • Food
  • Books
  • Tuition

Matata's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2024 Form 1


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Hi donors
I am happy to write to you to appreciate your good deeds in my life. I also thank God for where he has brought me from. last term we had a busy time not only in reading but also in games. When we did our end term exam,I was so unhappy with my grade because I had dropped but all in all I was congratulated by both my parents and teachers and encouraged me to do better. I kept in my mind that I will pull up my socks. On the side of games,we did well in football games. Generally term two was good and there was no any challenge. The school is nice and the climate is good. I am looking forward to the start of term 3. May God bless you all. Thank you.
Hi donors
My name is Dennis from Mbaikini Boys High School. Am happy to write this to appreciate your good deeds in my life. Last term we had busy time reading besides participating in games. The school hosted
the games. We also did an exam where I performed best. I was not only awarded money but also I was appreciated. Besides my appreciation and being awarded, our class also celebrated a goat. The school is now happy of our class and we are still aiming at higher
results. May God bless you. Thank you.
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