Giving Circles

Our donor communities are the bedrock of all that we do, helping us move mountains for our girls.

Each community is made up of individuals who give regularly to ensure that our students thrive without fear of undergoing harmful traditional practices and can access life-changing opportunities. When you become a committed donor to Kakenya’s Dream, in any capacity, you invest in the lives and futures of thousands of vulnerable girls and community members each year. 

Your Impact

Every gift helps provide our students with holistic education and support systems they need to fulfill their limitless potential.

Your Sustainability

Regular gifts provide predictable income, allowing us to plan for the future and reach even more girls with our programs.

Your Community

Join like-minded individuals who share a passion for girls’ empowerment and gender equity.

Donor Levels

Learn more about our distinguished donor communities below and discover all the benefits you could enjoy as a member.


$25,000 +


$10,000 - $24,999


$5,000 - $9,999


$1,250 - $4,999

$25,000 +

The Kilele Circle

Peak in Kiswahili

Kilele means “peak,” which wonderfully illustrates the extraordinary impact that this group of individual philanthropists has for the sustainability and growth of our organization.

Members of the Kilele Circle generously give $25,000 or more each year.

As a member of this community, your support is a peak investment in the very future of Kakenya’s Dream. The Kilele Circle is foundational to our long-term vision, helping us realize the best outcomes for the world we want our girls to inherit and activating generations of female leaders with every educated girl.

We offer the following exclusive benefits to Kilele Circle members:

$10,000 - $24,999

The Inua Circle

Uplift in Kiswahili

Inua means “uplift,” perfectly representing our group of donors with a heart for transformational change in our movement to educate and empower girls in rural Kenya.

Members of the Inua Circle generously give between $10,000 to $24,999 each year.

Your support as a member of this community expands our impact outside our flagship boarding schools, helping us catalyze change within the community to reach stakeholders like adolescent youth, parents, religious leaders, and government officials.

We offer the following exclusive benefits to Inua Circle members:

Discover the impact of the Inua Circle today from our featured members, Betty and Bob Soppelsa:

“Supporting Kakenya’s Dream is an investment in human rights, peace, stability, and a vital civil society in modern Africa.”

Read the rest of their story on our blog!

$5,000 - $9,999

The Nguzo Circle

Pillar in Kiswahili

Nguzo means “pillar,” which is the best way to describe our group of donors who are making an outsized impact in our fight against the harmful practices and discriminations that prevent girls in our community from completing their education.

Members of the Nguzo Circle generously give between $5,000 to $9,999 each year.

Your support as a member of this community helps us enroll a new class of students every school year, breaking down the barriers that keep our girls from pursuing their dreams to become the next female leaders of Africa.

We offer the following exclusive benefits to Nguzo Circle members:

$1,250 - $4,999

The Kuza Circle

Nurturer in Kiswahili

Kuza means “nurturer,” which is the perfect namesake for our group of donors who commit to supporting one or more students’ education each year. This dynamic community, which includes nearly a hundred individuals and their families across the globe, is leading the way to ensure that every girl, no matter where she is born, is empowered to achieve her full potential.

Members of the Kuza Circle generously give between $1,250 to $4,999 each year.

Why start at $1,250? Because that’s what it takes to fully support a girl in our life-changing program each year, from tuition and textbooks to leadership training and healthcare.

We offer the following exclusive benefits to Kuza Circle members:

If you’re still undecided, hear from our students below about what being a “nurturer” means to them.

Tia McNair

Kuza Circle Member since 2017

Interested in learning more?

Still have questions about our Giving Circles? Contact our Director of Development, Emily Barnhill, at emily@kakenyasdream.org.

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