for entrusting us with the task of making a Maisha Mema (Better
Life) for children in Kenya! We want to ensure you that
everything you give will reach the children.
Let us mention a few points for your security:
Mema does not have administrative costs as such. All the
accounts are done by Marianne and Jonny (of course free of
charge), the same goes for all paperwork like letter writing and
reports. For those who ask about figures, we can mention
that stationary costs - the paper we write on, the toner for the
printer, telephone calls, stamps for postage, the envelopes and other stationary - amounts to not
more than 3 per cent of the total expenses. But it
goes without saying that a certain amount of paper work must
be done in order for the organisation to be operational...
Marianne and Jonny, the only expatriates and responsible for the
running of the project, are not paid at all by
Maisha Mema, but have their own sponsors in Norway and
Switzerland (church, private). There are only
Kenyan nationals on the payroll of Maisha Mema.
Mema has accounts in Norway and Switzerland in addition to
Kenya, making it easy for people to arrange their payments.
Sponsors in Norway and England get receipts for money paid to Maisha Mema, usually
twice a year, while there are other arrangements for the German
sponsors through Dr Klaus Richter, and the Swiss sponsors through
the MASEMI Verein.
Maisha Mema accounts are every year audited by a certified
public accountant who is also the economic advisor to the
organisation. As a charity minded man, he has also been
very generous with us in terms of reduced fees and free advises.
thank you for supporting the children of Kenya
becoming a sponsor, or making a donation!
contribution will go a long way to help