What money buys in Kenya

“What money buys in Kenya and how can I help?”

mydonate-photo-300Donors and supporters often ask us how they can help and what their donation buys.

Below are some of our regular costs as well as costs for items we need to buy now. Costs are shown in Kenyan Shillings (Ksh) as well as sterling (monthly and annually).

Regular costs for 2 libraries Monthly Ksh UK Equiv (p.m.) UK (p.a.)
Newspapers 3,000 £24 £288
Electricity 5,000 £40 £480
4 Staff salaries 61,671 £454 £5,448
Running costs – stationery etc 16,000 £128 £1,536
Bursary per student 2,500 £20 £240
Total Bursaries (24) 87,384 £643 £7,716
One off costs One off costs One off costs
IT – Cost of computer 18,000 £144
IT – Cost of a printer 10,000 £80
Table 11,000 £88
6 chairs 3,500 £28
Small Makuti shelter 30,000 £240
Large Makuti shelter 50,000 £400
Purchase of Kenyan books p.a. 100,000 £800
Freight Costs p.a. n/a £1,650

Assumed Ksh/GBP Exch Rate: 136.00 (Feb 2015)