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Climbing for Change

$2,100 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 20 months


Friends and Family,

As many of you know my grandfather and I just finished climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 6 days. Because my grandfather summited, he broke the record for the oldest person to reach the top, Uhuru Peak! 

We  both decided we wanted to climb with a PURPOSE. I spent the prior 3 weeks in Meru, Kenya, staying at an orphanage called KACH, which takes in children who have been orphanged from AIDS and violence. I co-led a student group called Student Shoulder to Shoulder (SStS) in which we attended the communities needs through farming, installing biogas digesters, digging etc. I also stayed an extra week to assist at local hospitals.

The founder of the children's home, Dr. Karambu, has told me that they urgently need to build a house for their upcoming 13+ year old boys, due to a cultural tradition in Kenya, which states teenage boys must live in a separate house from the family due to their coming of age. 

Thus, I have created this page as a way to spread awareness about the issues in Kenya and to ask for support for building these children, and my new friends, a  place to sleep. 

Any donation, no matter how small ($1) will help and is greatly appreciated. I have created this safe page to make it EASY and FAST to donate.

Thank you for your support!
Ellen Edgerton

To learn more about the children's home, KACH click below

http://www.ipeacei.org/
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I am gratefully proud to announce that we reached our goal of raising $2,000 for the KACH children's home in Meru, Kenya! The International Peace Initiatives organization will now be able to build a home for the 13+ year old boys. A huge thank you for all of your generous support and the various media companies that publicized our travels. I enjoyed reading the eclectic mixture of connections you all had to my grandfather. Let this fundraiser be an inspiration and a model for the little ways in which we can continue to pay it forward.
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Babu, Swahili for grandpa, and I summited Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday the 20th of July, beating the world record for the oldest man to reach the top! Here is a picture of Babu and a Coors can, in which Coors may use for future advertisement.
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Fred Distelhorst
17 months ago
EK
$100
Elaine Kelton
18 months ago
MW
$100
Mike Weinberg
18 months ago
$100
Rachel Howell
18 months ago
$50
JL Trizzino
19 months ago
$25
Patrick Quigley
19 months ago
$50
Kym Luck
19 months ago
KW
$100
Kyle Webb
19 months ago
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19 months ago
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$20
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