RONA Foundation

About RONA: RONA (Relationship, Opportunities, Networking, Advocacy) is a foundation dedicated to protecting and providing for widows and orphans who are victims of culture. In many Kenyan cultures, widows are ostricized, stigmatized and mistreated, their only way out being the ritual of "cleansing", which further degrades a woman. By building shelters, feeding, educating and working to put new laws into place, RONA and Serving Others Worldwide provide a way out for otherwise helpless widows and orphans.

RONA Program Director/Founder: Roseline Orwa

Project Information:

In July of 2019 a group of volunteers will be travelling to Wagoma Village in Kenya, RONA's center of operations, to build a multi-purpose building that will create a space in which the community of orphans and widows can thrive. It will be used to educate the orphans, teach widows a trade, such as sewing, and as a place of gathering for worship. Your donation to this project comes with a tax-deductable receipt.

Donate to Daily Needs:

A donation through the RONA Foudnation will directly provide for immediate needs such as food, shelter and education, and is not tax-deductable. To learn more about the specific needs and donate to this cause, click here.

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          Or on Facebook: Visit "Rona Foundation"

Become an On-Site Volunteer

Project Goals: Assist widows and orphans, build a school (Multi-purpose Building), distribute school supplies and provide programs for the children.

Group Size: 30 individuals

Age Group: 16 and up

Duration: Two-three weeks

Next Trip: Jul. 2019

Status:  Open to applications

Cost: (US$ funds to raise or pay per person):  $3,900
(Includes volunteer's food, lodging, airfare, visa, and a portion of the building materials, and medical supplies needed!)

Step 1: Download the Volunteer Application here,
           fill out, and send us with your deposit.

Step 2: Download the Trip Preparation Guide
           and start fund-raising.

Step 3: Refer people to the website to donate!
           If you are on Facebook, check out our fan page
           and also join our cause and recruit your friends.

We encourage you to continue to share our vision by either making a donation of financial support, taking time out to personally participate, or if you are a business - consider pledging matching funds toward a project.  For more information feel free to email us at