Support Barb's Kibera Kids

$4,385 of $10k goal

Raised by 37 people in 49 months
Help support Barb Harrison`s work in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. In 2009 Barb, untrusting of large charities, headed solo to the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, with $10,000 of her own savings, to see how she could "give back". Within 2 days she was working with a TAPA (Transform a Person Africa) school, on projects to make the school and the community around it self-sustainable. She also became involved with an orphanage, raising funds to build a greenhouse and chicken farm to support the children. She is dedicated to the community and dreams of building a boarding school (she has already purchased the land). If you don't already know Barb, read her story at www.youbetican.com. This is Barb's pledge to you: "100 percent of money raised for my Kenyan projects is directed to the cause. I use my own money for all my personal travel and expenses. I keep a documented record:I can provide this to anyone interested."
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Update 14
Posted by Jamie Hilsinger
47 months ago
When I began La Ruta Maya, I totally underestimated the magnitude of this personal challenge. This turned out to be a bitch of a personal assignment.

The total climbing for the trip was 130,116 feet. The total distance for the trip was 2650 km.

It was a phenominally challenging yet, self-satisfying journey knowing my body could accomplish the task. Thanks for your donations to the journey and supporting Barb's work. Tell your friends to send more.

~JJ Hilsinger, from his journals on youbetican.com
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Update 13
Posted by Jamie Hilsinger
48 months ago
Volcano seen from JJ's hotel on Day 23. Believe it or not, the climbs in Guatemala have been the most intense of the Ruta Maya. JJ only has 4 more days to go...read his latest journals at www.youbetican.com
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Update 12
Posted by Jamie Hilsinger
48 months ago
Tonight I am making a presentation about my work in Kibera. Begins at 6:30pm, Upstairs at Rome's. Admission is a $20 donation.

JJ has sent new journals about his ride through the elevations of Central America. www.youbetican.com
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Update 11
Posted by Jamie Hilsinger
48 months ago
On Day 20, JJ visited a Mayan settlement - an UNESCO World Heritage Site
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$4,385 of $10k goal

Raised by 37 people in 49 months
Created November 05, 2012
JC
$200
John Wesley United Church
45 months ago (Offline Donation)
RM
$500
Robert Maloney
45 months ago (Offline Donation)
RL
$25
Ronald Lessard
46 months ago (Offline Donation)

JJ, you're still awesome! Barb, thank you for what you do.

CG
$200
Carol Gartshore
46 months ago (Offline Donation)
BL
$100
Barbara Lamb
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
SG
$100
Sharon Graham
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
JC
$600
John Wesley United Church
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
GW
$25
Gary and Heather Wenstrom
47 months ago (Offline Donation)
DC
$25
Dave and Lauren Conrad
48 months ago (Offline Donation)
US
$500
United Steelworkers
48 months ago (Offline Donation)

So that Barb Harrison can continue building this amazing foundation.

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