14-09-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo
Since the beginning of August, when we opened the campaign of requests for support for the work of the portal of Italians in Kenya, we have received donations from 64 readers, whom we thank more than sincerely. There are those who have paid to Malindikenya.net the annual sponsorship fee but also many ordinary readers, who certainly like us do not sail in calm waters in this period, who have sent what they could, even just 5 euros, to make us feel their closeness, esteem, usefulness and pleasure to be our readers.
Thank you all but, as you can imagine, it is not enough.
Our site, in 12 years of daily service, according to the statistical data we rely on, about 4000 fixed readers per day, to which are added from 1500 to 3000 other consultants, occasional or new. These are respectable numbers but they bring little advertising revenue, even for the one-sided address (Kenyan events in Italian). We hoped that at least 10% of loyal readers would answer the call during the first month. Instead they answered a little more than 1%...
Speaking in small change, if we could put in place a system whereby, democratically, each of the loyal readers gives us 50 cents a month, we would be able to keep the portal alive with the expenses, permits, taxes and travel it entails.
But this can't be done, so we simply need a spontaneous gesture from you or in a few months we will have to change profession and it would be a failure not only for us, but for the whole Italian community in Kenya and for all those who have been attending it for a long time or still have interests or sentimental ties of all kinds with these places.
So we propose again for this month the request to authorize ourselves not to close, with the link to send a donation to malindikenya.net.
by Freddie del Curatolo
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