100% of your donation will be used in Kenya to support education and economic development in the rural community of Kithoka.  MichiKen is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax-deductible. 

Giving Opportunities are listed below and we appreciate any amount.

  • BLISS Scholarships -- $125 supports a student for a year at Bishop Lawi Imathiu Secondary School for one year. Many students are the first in their families to receive a secondary (high school) education. Fundraising goal: $12,500 for 100 very needy BLISS students.

  • Microloans -- We provide 0% interest loans to Kithoka-area small businesses to promote job growth. The program has been highly successful especially given that prevailing interest rates for business loans are 10% per month or more. Fundraising goal: $5,000 to support ten more businesses.

Donations may be made by check or credit card. 

Please consider writing checks for donations over $500, as we will then avoid the 3% credit card fees.

Checks are made out to the Michigan Kenya Partnership and mailed to: MichiKen, c/o Jim Sterken,  6177 Windmill Ct., Saline, Michigan, 48176.  You can indicate the purpose of the donation if you wish in the check's memo section.

Proceed with a credit card donation: