Simply because they need to. Next time you buy a coffee think if you can do without it just for that day. If you can (surely your dependency to caffeine isn't that strong) just click on the Umoja Sustainable Living page and click on $5. You're sacrificed coffee will pay for fruit tree seedlings for trees that will become an orchard and feed a village. Wow! How far did your small donation go?
Just a small $10 would buy a laying chicken. That's about the price of your breakfast, but will feed the village with plentiful eggs for years. $50 will buy a goat. $50 might buy you a new dress that you really don't need, but one goat can be so invaluable to the Ukunda community in Kenya. Help see our fundraising soar by telling all your friends and family and making a pledge to each other to contribute.
The Umoja Vision combines Australian and Kenyans to make the world a better place.
The project (with the help of Rotary) was founded by Bundaberg school teacher Cathy Booth after a visit to other orphanages in Africa.
Umoja’s vision is for two countries to work together to build a self-sustainable children’s village that will house, feed and educate at least 60 orphaned and vulnerable children from the Ukunda area of Kenya. The Umoja Children’s Village will help more than just children. By providing employment and training opportunities for disadvantaged locals we will empower the community and help break the cycle of poverty. Together we will achieve the extraordinary.
The Project is in one of the poorest parts of Kenya
The Umoja Children’s Village is located about an hour from Mombasa and 10 minutes’ drive from the small town of Ukunda. The nearby tourist area known as Diani Beach is popular attraction for tourists. Close to our land are a local school and the new Kenyatta University Campus. The people in this community earn their living from farming and cattle. The Kwale District is the second poorest county in Kenya.
Australian are lucky to live in a free country with welfare and support
Consider how lucky we are to live in Australia. We are free from wars and our welfare system ensures everyone gets help when they need it. There is no such thing in Kenya, that is why it would be a wonderful gesture to pass this press release on and spread the word. Whether it makes you feel better about yourself, encourages your children to understand the wider global community, or you just want to give to charity and claim on tax, the end result is you'll help.
You'll find the page at: http://www.chuffed.org/
You can interview people from the project, just use the contacts below. There are so many incredible things happening the project makes a great story.