Back in 2010, I boarded a plane to Mombasa, Kenya for a humanitarian expedition that would change my life forever. While in country, I fell in love with the people, the country and the service I was able to offer the Duruma people through an infrastructure-driven philanthropic effort -The construction of school buildings, water tanks, pit latrines and desks for elementary aged-students.
Nearly 7 years and more than a dozen trips to Africa later, this effort has absolutely exploded with support and interest. With the help of massive organizations such as CrossFit, Inc., I've been able to raise more than $400,000 and have built more than 20 schools, two dozen water tanks, a dozen pit latrines and 3,000 desks.
Our latest projects to date include a 3.5 million gallon surface dam that was completed last August as well as a neonatal/birthing clinic that is quite literally being constructed right now with an expected finish date of late November 2017. Both of these 2 projects alone will aid in the basic needs of more than 12,000 people and with your help, we will be able to make an even bigger impact on this amazing corner of the world!
My wife and I are trying to raise $25k that will go towards the construction of another school compound project; This will include a two-room school building, 60 desks, a pit latrine for both boys and girls and a water tank with an attached catchment system.
And it's important to note; 100% of the funds raised for this effort go towards this project. If you donate $1, that same $1 is going to build this village's future. Administration costs and all other overhead expenses are taken care of outside of donations and raised-funds. Having even $0.01 go towards these expenses would go against everything we believe in.
This effort goes far beyond simply constructed a school and "hoping for the best." Without these facilities and the creation of this learning environment, these children are subject to a dead-end future of becoming impoverished corn farmers. Resources are extremely limited and conditions are extreme; But with your help, we are not only going to fund this project, but we are going to create a future for a village that will perpetuate far beyond anything you can ever imagine!
Join us now in this effort to positively change the world forever!
- J Seng
- Jeff Edwards
- Julie Schenk
- Lori Hogue
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