My name is Anne and am one of this beneficiary of MFFO . They supported my education while i was at the orphanage till college . They showed me love , care and mentored me to be a great woman who is currently a kindergarten teacher. I am still part of the orphanage and i have learnt how to give back since they are my inspiration because of this selfless noble job they do in helping to educate a girl .
This organization has completely changed my life and my perspective of the world. It is also a great example of a grassroots organization that allows people to truly be involved with the very lives they are changing.
MFFO is an extraordinary program. Our family has know Rocky for many years and we know first hand the amazing work and time put into helping these young girls. The entire staff sacrifices so much of themselves. Our family always recieves pictures and Facebook notifications with updates on the girls. MFFO is reliable, efficient, excellent communicators, and caring. For those who are considering getting involved, you have picked the right non-profit. See for yourself. Thank you MFFO for allowing our family to be apart of yours.
I have known Rocky Turner for about six years now. I first came to know of her and her nonprofit when I was writing a book about orphaned children in India. I was very impressed by what she was doing in Kenya, and I donated some and became a bit involved. Finally, in 2012 I was able to travel to Kenya and volunteer at the Saint Monica's Children's Home with Rocky and other volunteers. Wow! What an amazing experience. Rocky's heart is huge and genuine for these girls, and she gives of herself tirelessly. It's a small, grassroots organization dedicated to helping THIS group of girls get an education, basic needs and the futures they deserve. Rocky does this entirely as an all-volunteer organization - she has never been paid a dime for her more-than-fulltime-work, nor does anyone else receive salary of any sort. In fact, expenses at all are a bare minimum, literally in the hundreds of dollars per YEAR. Virtually every penny goes straight to the girls' education and care. I cannot say enough good things about this organization, and about Rocky. Great cause.
I will never forget when I heard the cell phone recording of Rocky, founder of MFFO, during her very first visit to the orphanage Africa. She was talking to her husband, crying about how much she had fallen in love with one of the girls, Winnie and how she didn't want to leave the girls. For the next several years I was able to be a part of the initial founding and planning of MFFO. I have sponsored Winnie's little sister Joyce after falling in love with her just seeing one photo of her beautiful smile years ago. Thanks to MFFO she is safe, getting a great education and has a tremendous future. She is now in High School and tells me she either wants to be a pilot or a doctor. She works so hard and is getting top grades in school. I get so excited whenever I hear from her or see photos the volunteers post on Facebook She actually sent me a picture of herself when she was about 2 years old that I cherish. She had already lost both of her parents when it was taken. Rocky and all of the volunteers at MFFO are truly the most passionate and loving people I have ever met and it is their passion and determination that has saved so many special girls (and boys) and provided them with hope and a future. From one mother's love sprung a vision and it is still growing...changing the world one child at a time!
This is an Amazing organization, started by one Amazing Mom, Rocky Turner. It all started with a volunteer trip to an Orphanage in Africa, something I have always wanted to do, but have yet to make it work. After her experience there, it changed her life and way of thinking, she knew she could never forget the girls she met in the orphanage and she wanted to continue to help any way she could. But how can one Mom make a difference? She found a way to do exactly that. It started off small, with "Underwear for Africa" something she was told was greatly needed for the children there. She began asking friends and neighbors to raise money and or buy underwear because she was planning a trip back to the orphanage to deliver it herself. That trip lead to another and another. She could never forget those girls who left such an imprint on her heart. She now makes those trips every year, sometimes several times a year, having to leave her own 6 children behind. The children in the orphanage became a part of her family and she continued to fight for them. She partnered with other volunteers and MFFO began to grow. They now have a new home in Nairobi, St. Monica Children's Home, with 47 girls who will be cared for, given an Education and most importantly provided HOPE!
Recently being laid off from my job allowed me the opportunity to get more involved in volunteer work. This is something I had always wanted to do but just couldn't fit into my busy schedule. A friend turned me on to MFFO and it didn't take long to see what a worthy cause it was. I went on an amazing journey to Kenya to assist in anyway necessary. St. Monica's home for girls was well maintained thanks to the efforts of MFFO and the girls seemed very happy and content with their new environment. I was able to experience first hand what all the donations and volunteer workers had done to enrich these girl's lives. Life in Kenya is hard and very rugged compared to life in the U.S. Girls are not considered equal and are left behind to struggle. Education is the key to helping them flourish and becoming successful and productive adults. MFFO's main focus is on getting these girls the best education possible along with their everyday needs. The entire staff at MFFO are truly dedicated to giving these girls the best life possible. I'm honored to have been a tiny part of that and hope to be more involved going forward.
Review from Guidestar