27-12-2020 by redazione
From today, for one week, Malindikenya.net will be offering its services on a limited basis.
We are very sorry, but as has been widely reported on our portal, the service we have been providing for the past 12 years involves time, expenses and various costs for those who work regularly in Kenya.
This is essential if we are not to limit ourselves to pre-cooked information, 'copy paste' or reporting unsubstantiated news, shaky sources or social chatter turned into truth.
Because we would love to live on passion alone, but we can't afford it.
A professional journalist and a travel agent-photographer are always on hand to bring you news of what's happening in this country, promote it and also give visibility to the activities that support us.
A lot of advertising went down this year, and many hotels, restaurants and businesses that at other times supported us had to reduce their budgets and had no practical reason to promote themselves. This was also the case for many occasional advertisers.
In August, at the dawn of our management problems, we launched an appeal to our readers, who, according to the data we receive, average about 4000 per day.
If we received 1 euro a month from even half of our readers, we would be OK, but we know that this is utopia and we are not equipped to manage a subscription site.
We would prefer to be able to afford a free service, just as we are always available for the many people who write to us asking for information and advice. And always for free.
Now, however, the hard times are coming: so far only 106 readers have responded to our appeals, some with 1 euro, some with 100 or more. Some of you have even bought advertising space or articles to help us, and in return you have gained visibility, even though it may not be necessary at this time.
We would like to thank you all and hope that someone will join us during the holidays, because for now the help is not enough to guarantee us a peaceful future.
Here is the link to the donation methods. http://malindikenya.net/en/articles/news/last-news/malindikenyanet-needs-your-help-to-survive.html
In the meantime, we have more to do this week and wish you and ourselves a much better 2021.
Freddie and Leni
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