The Maryosa Foundation is a Netherlands-based not-for-profit organisation working for a world full of self-reliant people, who continuously motivate and support each other.

We do this by teaching financial capability skills, and by financially supporting students in community-oriented education programmes.

Bring out the best.
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Recent activities

Let’s meet: Allan!

You may remember his name from earlier posts, because Allan is the man who manages many of our activities “on the ground” in Kenya. Let’s get to know him a little better! Name: Allan Ochieng Origa Place of living: I currently reside in Ruiru, a small town about 26 kilometers from Nairobi in Kenya. Age: …

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FCP continues to expand

With our financial capability programme (FCP), Maryosa aims to promote essential financial skills among young adults. This includes, for example, getting insight into your income and expenses, making and maintaining a budget, and saving for emergencies or future plans. The skills that were taught in 2017 and 2018 are now being passed on to a …

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Trial of a new programme: Project proposals

Maryosa wants to enable talented young adults to develop their talents, turn their dreams into reality, and in doing so, support their community. To that end, they now have the opportunity to write their own project proposal to ask for financial aid from Maryosa. Maryosa wants to support projects that are in line with the …

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The challenge of tracking your finances

Keeping track of your earnings and expenditures can be quite a challenge—for everyone, everywhere. In Kenya, however, this is an even bigger challenge than it is in Europe. Why is that? In the Netherlands, most payments are made digitally. This means that these transactions are always stored somewhere. In a few clicks we can get …

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Cynthia’s main takeaway

Cynthia participated in the 2018 Financial Capability Conference, and tells us how one tip in particular changed everything. The app suggested by Maryosa from the training has been such an awesome revelation. From the app I have been able to track, budget, and maintain data from daily usage of finance. Since I graduated from College, …

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Antony’s experience

Antony was one of the participants at our 2018 Financial Capability Conference, but not just as a trainee: he was also trained to be a coach himself. The following was written by him. I already have people who are willing to sign up for the financial program that I am starting in my community. I …

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