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Welcome to

Kasisi

Deep in the subsaharan savanna, 30 km from Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, lies the country‘s largest orphanage run by nuns from the Congregation of Servants of the Immaculately Conceived Virgin Mary of the Polish Old Village. Its needs are enormous – it provides food, medicine, clothing and education for over 200 children. Many of them require medical care, others need emotional support and warmth. At Kasisi, we meet all of their needs.

Kasisi Foundation is based on the principle of crowdfounding – spiritual, emotional and financial. We don’t ask for a lot – instead, we believe that we can achieve great things through the collective power of microdonations. We share what we can with the children of Kasisi and they, in turn, share their joy and gratitude with us.

We support Kasisi through the following projects on our website:

Nobody has it all, but everyone has something they can give

 

Szymon's support

„The best way to conquer evil is by doing good. Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot make a difference – your support matters more than you think. We’re not asking you to make personal sacrifices to help others, and we don’t expect you to forego a nice meal or a vacation. Instead, we ask that you share what you can. Even better if you’re able to support us on a regular basis – and with a smile on your face!“

Szymon Hołownia

 

Best caregivers

the people of Kasisi

Kasisi consists of a group of people united by one goal: providing a safe and happy future for our residents. Get to know us better to learn more about our goals, and see for yourself what a wonderful and hopeful place Kasisi is.  With your help, we can put many more smiles on children’s faces!

 

Sisters

Our heroic Sisters are fully dedicated to caring for our children. Their unparalleled amounts of love and dedication have earned them a reputation for the most functional orphanage in this part of Africa.

 

Aunties

We have about 40 aunties who act as caregivers, councellors and cooks. They help our children with their everyday hygiene, maintain a tidy environemnt and teach them their ABC‘s and 123‘s.

Who’s behind this

the people of the foundation

Kasisi is one big community consisting of resident children, sisters, aunties, but also donors on the other side of the computer screen who make it possible for us to continue our operations. Our community also includes a couple of employees located in our offices in Warsaw who connect donors with those in need. Meet the Foundation’s team.

Szymon Hołownia

FOUNDER

Mateusz Gasiński

PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION’S BOARD

Anna Kieniewicz

FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER

Ola Hera

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Małgorzata Szlachcic

IT and Online Marketing Specialist

Jarosław Martynko

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Agnieszka Gasińska

DONOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Marta Martynko

Financial Analyst

The mission behind both of Szymon’s foundations is simple – making it as easy as possible for regular people to give back. Sharing is the best type of investment. By giving to others, you get so much back in return.

Most of our work happens behind computer screens in our Warsaw office. From here we coordinate activities, plan projects and budgets and make sure our projects are completed in time.

We all have a lot of different tasks but we complement and support each other in our work.

We value teamwork, professionalism and a pleasant work atmosphere.

Our work is about getting help to the most vulnerable people in the world while making sure our donors‘ money is being spent in the best way possible.

We love meeting the people we help. Maintaining good relationships with them is critical to the projects‘ effectiveness.

Despite the distance between us, we have great relations with our missionaries. We wouldn’t have it any other way – Kasisi is, after all, a place full of love and warmth.

We send a lot of the essential medical equipment (not available in Africa), like physiotherapy devices , from Poland.

When we go to Africa, we face the difficult local reality head on.

 

We love Kasisi’s children like our own.

learn about

our values

Through the work of Kasisi Foundation, we want to demonstrate that helping others doesn’t have to involve sacrifice. Giving to others, even small amounts, can be a source of happiness and joy, and truly change the world for the better. 

 

we help

in all dimensions: humanitarian, material, educational and medical.

we support

initiatives protecting and promoting health, human rights and individual liberties

we promote

the history, culture and values of the places where we deliver help

Check out

our accomplishments

We believe that trust is at the core of effective nonprofits. Transparency of our work and transparency towards donors are our highest priorities. All our financial reports are publicly available here.

230
under our care
1,9 M PLN
donations made in 2020
12 M PLN
donations made to Kasisi since the start of the foundation
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Urgent help needed

Christopher Sakala Fund

We hope that the recent unexpected tragic events will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we will support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka. We are also planning to create a Community Center to offer our children the space to grow and cultivate their interests.

we have:
44,165 PLN
we need:
100,000 PLN