Our Budget

Take a close look at our 2016 budget – and see how far your contributions go!

Nutrition  –  $11,949

Provides food and water, two meals a day and a snack, six days a week for 140 students and staff. Breaks down to about 15 cents a meal per person.

Hamomi Medical Clinic –  $9,792

Our small Medical Clinic provides counseling, social services to seek housing for those without a home, first-aid, regular check-ups, emergency care, preventative care, and HIV/AIDS education for all staff and students. Breaks down to $58 a year per person.

Shoes & Clothes  –  $5,200

We provide a uniform and a more casual tracksuit to each pupil each year. We also provide two pairs of shoes. In addition, traveling volunteers carry donations which are dispersed among our more needy children.

Safety  –  $11,308

Meeting basic needs is inherently linked to creating a safe and nurturing environment. We are located in a relatively high-risk are of Nairobi called Kangemi which requires us to invest in 24-hour security at our gate to ensure the safety of our staff, students and materials.

Total: $38,250

Hamomi Primary School  –  $105,150

120 orphaned and vulnerable children attend our school for free. Our academic record is well above the national average. Our team of 20 dedicated staff members create a small class size in an intimate setting where all of our students’ needs can be heard and met.

A standard, colonial education just intended to pass exams is also not good enough, we say. Comprehensive care includes extracurricular activities, sports, teams and games. This is the only way to create an individualized education path for each of your students – by getting to know what inspires each of them respectively.

Scholarship Program  –  $38,430

Primary education is not enough! We award secondary scholarships to every eligible primary graduate. Currently we have 42 secondary scholarship recipients, covering everything: tuition, board, food, school supplies, transportation, medical care, extracurricular activities and spending money. If you would like to become a sponsor of a scholarship, it is only $1,000 per scholarship per year.

But wait! Secondary education is not enough! We support partial scholarships into technical school, college and university, depending on the needs and abilities of our graduates. 7 recipients currently with 6 awaiting entry into school.

Total: $143,580

Investment  –  $3,732

Investing in the land we own is a huge way that we are working towards running a sustainable organization.

Jua Nyumbani  –  $3,000 Revenue!

Jua Nyumbani brings solar lights to Nairobi through our innovative Rent-to-Buy system. Most people could not afford a solar light, but we charge what they would pay in kerosene per week to rent the light. After six month, they own the light! This social business created jobs for two Hamomi students parents and brings in about $3,000 of revenue annually!

Hamomi Briquettes  –  $1,527

We make our own clean-burning alternative to charcoal to run our feeding program. This sustainable venture offsets the cost of charcoal, is good for the environment, and great for the health of our cook. We are working to sell this product to the community in order to turn a simple self-sustaining venture into an income-generating venture!

Greater Tomorrow  –  5% per year

Through our partnership with Greater Tomorrow, we keep our administrative overhead remarkably low. They work as our umbrella organization to ensure our legal compliance, nonprofit status through them, audits, form 990’s, insurance, etc. While we pay them 10% of all donations, they give the whole amount back in the form of grants.

Hamomi-USA –  $40,000

Our administrative costs are under 10%. Hamomi-USA is about 60% programs and 40% administrative costs. We are determined to resourcefully escape the classic administrative pitfalls. We have volunteer Board Members, a volunteer Youth Advisory Board, volunteer interns, and dozens of committee volunteers.

Additional costs: our annual benefit, (this year on January 25, 2014), miscellaneous standards (e.g. stamps, envelopes, web hosting), and travel for maintaining transparency and oversight.