Kenya Connect started as a simple letter exchange between the students of two teachers passionate about expanding the world view of the children they work with. As a result of those letters, the children who have so much sought to help their new friends who had so little in the way of material resources. More than 10 years later, children have lead the way, raising money to install water tanks so that their friends in Kenya have clean water year round, AIDS orphans have school uniforms, real soccer balls replace the bundles of plastic bags students kicked around the school yards, and more.
Kenya Connect is the most efficient and transparent organization I've ever encountered. Money raised by students in the US, France, Canada and other countries around the world goes directly to their partner school - overseen by the KC field director. Every penny is accounted for and the schools contribute sweat equity to stretch those contributions as far as possible. Most exciting to the donating students, they get to see and hear from the students who havce benefited from the donations. Field reports are provided just weeks after the money is sent from the US. I know of no other organization that connects contributors and recipients so directly and gets results so quickly. I give Kenya Connect FIVE stars.