How you can Help

You can support Etatu in a variety of ways, listed below.  Our sincere thanks goes to everyone who is in involved in Etatu’s work.


Make a secure one-off or regular donation through the ‘Donate’ button on this website. A regular donation is especially valuable as it helps us to plan ahead more confidently and to meet our commitments in Msambweni.

Paypal Giving Fund

It is easy to give through Paypal:
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By Text

Simply text ‘4Etatu’ followed by the amount you want to give…

By Post

If you prefer the post, please send a cheque made out to ‘Etatu’ to: 5 Dod Lane, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8BZ, UK

Sponsor a Child

Regular, dedicated donations are a direct and fulfilling way to contribute to an individual’s future. Sponsoring a young person’s secondary schooling significantly boosts their chances in life.

Find out more

To start immediately, click below to set up your sponsorship and payment. We will then contact you to discuss the details of the child you are sponsoring.

Sponsor a child

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Shop for Etatu through Give as You Live. Thousands of shops will donate money to Etatu with every online purchase you make.

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You can support Etatu by adding a donation during checkout or donating a percentage of your sales. Whether selling or buying, supporting us is easy.

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Gilbert & Swayne

Gilbert and Swayne are the makers of fine chocolates, delivered anywhere in the UK. 10% of the sale price is donated to Etatu; please choose Etatu at checkout.

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Become a Corporate Supporter or Partner

Etatu is keen to create partnerships with companies and their staff, to involve them in all that is going on in Msambweni. Getting to know a particular community and the people within it is a valuable, rewarding and morale building endeavour.

We would be delighted to support staff fundraising efforts or build a relationship with a corporate partner. Gifts in kind, the offer of a meeting space, doing some printing for us, providing goods at a discount are examples of the kind of support which make it possible for a small charity like Etatu to do the work we do.

If you know of any company which may be interested in supporting Msambweni or are in a position to promote Etatu within your company, please get in touch at

Get Creative and Get Involved


We always welcome any creative fundraising ideas, and would be more than happy to support you. Whether you are interested in hosting a quiz night, coffee morning, sponsored event or something else, please get in touch!


As we are a small charity, we are extremely grateful to anyone who is able to spare a few hours of their time to help us behind the scenes with administrative, organisational and computer-related tasks. If able to help out, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Visit Msambweni

Sebastian, our first visitor in 2013, coached football, taught English and organised a whole-school event around World Environment Day; Grace, a student on a football scholarship in the US, majoring in film studies, coached the Kingwede Girls football team for a month and made a film. Watch film

Alex, a member of Vantola, taught English and put together a proposal for treating jiggers which now forms the basis of our school-based jigger clinic.

Virginia, Olli and Amy performed a variety of ostensibly dull but important administrative tasks, worked closely with the Etatu team in Msambweni and organised after-school and craft activities at MPS.

Susie’s family introduced papier mache and other craft activities to MOP and Briony, Coco and Connie have enjoyed time there; Sarah gave workshops on oral hygiene, checked teeth, visited the hospital dental clinic and gave out hundreds of toothbrushes.

Rupert made the film which features on Etatu’s Home Page; Claire organised and facilitated workshops on SEN at MPS and spent time sharing her expertise at Milalani Special School.

Joss has twice visited Msambweni and taken a host of fantastic photographs for Etatu to use. If you would like to visit and have something to offer, we will try our best to organise a programme which benefits everyone.

Group Visits

In the last six years, Etatu has benefited from the visits of sixth formers from Millfield and Hereford Cathedral School in the UK. Accompanied by their teachers, the pupils spend a week in schools and clinics, run a sports day, play a football match, visit MOP and have a Swahili lesson. The trip includes a visit to Tsavo National Park, snorkelling on the reef and one or more overnight stays in the village. If this sounds like something you would like your school – or any group – to be involved in, please get in touch. .

Finally, please stay in touch or follow us. Your interest and support are invaluable and everyone at Etatu is grateful.


How your donation can help

£2 gives a child who is orphaned a wholesome MOP meal as well as laundry powder for a month.

£8 provides a child and their family with a solar light. This can be used for homework as well as a variety of domestic tasks. A solar light saves money otherwise spent on kerosene, which both contributes to asthma and respiratory problems and poses a fire risk when used in lamps.

£30 buys the set books for Kiswahili and English which each child studies for their final leaving exams at the end of secondary school.

£60 supplies a child with everything they need for primary school for a year.

£200 provides all the girls we sponsor and all the girls at MOP with the sanitary products they need each year.

£420 enables a girl to receive secondary education at boarding school for one year.

Thank you

Our sincere thanks goes to everyone who funds Etatu’s work. There are many charities working in Africa and in education and we realise that you may already support charities that are particularly close to your heart and may have little ‘left over’.

Any gift to Etatu is valuable however. It is appreciated by all those in Msambweni who are boosted by your interest and your help. A little goes a long way and can make a lifetime’s difference.