Countdown 2 Kenya 2017

For: HEAL Raising Our World Foundation, Inc.
Nyahururu, Nyandarua County, Kenya
Organizer: Jennifer Wright
$3,350
of $3,000 goal.
Raised by 34 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Important Update:

Since we launched our Countdown 2 Kenya campaign, we learned from our director in Kenya that a severe drought has resulted in a complete loss of the crops at Rapha Community Center (see photo to the left). If we do not replant soon, we will lose 5 months of maize, and our food budget will increase by $4,500 for this year. Thankfully, by the end of the month, the new solar well pump will be fully operational. We plan to install an irrigation system to eliminate our dependence on the rainy season, but until then we will need to spend approximately $900 per month on maize. Each bag of maize costs $45. We consume 20 bags of maize every month. Every dollar raised through the Countdown 2 Kenya campaign will go towards food assistance for the children at Rapha Community Center (unless otherwise specified).

The situation is urgent. Please give as generously as you are able. 

Jennifer Musick Wright, founder of HEAL Raising Our World Foundation, will lead a group of volunteers to Kenya this summer. The team will work at Rapha Community Center, a children's home and secondary school that provides care and quality education to 45 orphans and 80 students from the local community.

The children at Rapha are orphans. They’ve been abandoned, neglected and in some cases abused. Without our support, they would be living in destitute situations, unable to break through the cycle of poverty into which they were born. By being part of the community at Rapha, they are given the opportunity to thrive, to continue their education and to work towards a future that is much brighter.

This summer the volunteers will tutor students, work in the greenhouse and farm, help to develop our new cow project and organize games and activities with the children. In addition, the volunteers would like to raise funds to complete projects and purchase other basic needs like food and school supplies. A little goes a long way, and we ask you to please give as generously as you are able so we can positively impact the lives of the children at Rapha Community Center.

Here are some examples of what your money could accomplish:

$10 will buy 1 chicken for our poultry project.

$15 will buy 1 mattress.

$20 will pay the electricity bill for 1 month.

$30 will buy a 1 month supply of vaseline and laundry soap for all the children at the Center.

$50 will buy 1 large bag of beans that will last for 1 month.

$100 will buy 1 microscope for the school.

$750 will buy a cow for our income project.

Every little bit will make a difference.

Prefer to donate by check? Mail checks made payable to HEAL with C2K in the memo line to: HEAL Raising Our World, PO Box 452, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

For more information please visit: www.healraisingourworld.org

*Money raised WILL NOT be used for travel expenses.

HEAL is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. EIN 75-3266290.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 20, 2017

Posted on June 20, 2017

Please read an important update about the drought situation from our Executive Director at www.jennifermusickwright.com. Funds are still needed to buy food for the children at Rapha Community Center. Please continue to donate!

Posted on June 7, 2017

Posted on June 7, 2017

Since we launched our Countdown 2 Kenya campaign, we learned from our director in Kenya that a severe drought has resulted in a complete loss of the crops at Rapha Community Center. If we do not replant soon, we will lose 5 months of maize, and our food budget will increase by $4,500 for this year. Thankfully, by the end of the month, the new solar well pump will be fully operational. We plan to install an irrigation system to eliminate our dependence on the rainy season, but until then we will need to spend approximately $900 per month on maize. Each bag of maize costs $45. We consume 20 bags of maize every month. Every dollar raised through the Countdown 2 Kenya campaign will go towards food assistance for the children at Rapha Community Center.

Posted on June 5, 2017

Posted on June 5, 2017

We've reached our first goal! Thank you! Your support will do so much for the children at Rapha Community Center. New goal: $2,000! Let's do this!

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