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F45 MV Family

Two years ago we joined F45 Mountain View and have enjoyed working out with many of you.   However, you may not know that six years ago, we founded Keyara's Gift, a non-profit providing access to education, healthcare and other basic needs for children suffering the effects of poverty in Liberia, West Africa. 


After spending 13 years volunteering on a hospital ship and working on the West Coast of Africa, we had the joy of adopting our daughter, Keyara, when she was 2 months old.  The adoption process was longer than expected and caused our family to spend three years living in Liberia.  During this time, we were inspired by the Liberian people and their ability to remain resilient, positive and upbeat in the midst of struggles and poverty.  When we returned home to Silicon Valley, we knew we needed to continue advocating and being a voice for the many Liberian children who had little hope without the gift of education.  And thus, Keyara's Gift was founded. 

Liberia endured a 13-year civil war that ended in 2003 and the effects are still being felt today.

  • Half a million children do not attend school.

  • Infant mortality and Under-5 mortality rates remain among the five highest in the world.

  • Nearly 40% do not have access to safe water.

  • The average annual income per capita remains at about $400. 

Help us end the cycle of poverty and bring hope to the children of Liberia!

Keyara's Gift has seven Liberian Staff/Case Workers.  Due to the corruption in West Africa, we do not give money to the students or their parents, rather, each student is assigned a case worker that takes care of all the financial needs to cover:

  • School Fees

  • Uniforms (required by the schools)

  • School Supplies

  • Backpack/Bookbag

  • Shoes

  • Graduation fees, as needed

In addition, Case Workers develop a trusting relationship with the students by visiting them weekly at their school.   If the student is absent, a trip to their home will determine if they are sick so that medical care can be provided allowing the student to return to school as quickly as possible.  We are grateful for this partnership that is changing lives in Liberia and bringing hope.  

Want to Help Kids in Liberia?

This school year we have 122 hopeful students with funding for 99 - only 23 to go!  To send one student to school costs about $550 per year or $45 per month - just about $1.50 per day.  Are you able to help us keep these kids in school?  Any amount will help!

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