save the CHILDREN OF BORNO (COB)

$9,033 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 50 months
Tens of thousands of orphaned children from new born to young adults are the innocent by-products of the recent devastation caused by Boko Haram.
We could look at the random headlines and ask, "What can I do?"
There is something we can do that WILL make a difference,  we can send our loose change to make a genuine change to a vunerable childs life.
We realise that we can not save every child, but we can help 24 and maybe 24 more after that.
Fiona Lovatt, a New Zealander, has been in Kano, Northern Nigeria since 2011. She needs help to raise $5000 Australian dollars to rent a suitable property where the most vulnerable children can be raised in a family environment with live-in teachers, chooks and gardens.
I met Fiona 35 years ago when she was my teacher, now she teaches and cares for those underprivelaged and the most needy in a voluntary capacity.  She has collegues on the ground in Borno.
Over the years I have supported and helped Fiona where I can, today I cannot do this alone and I ask for you to join me in helping her on her quest to change lives of those displaced and orphaned.
Fiona has made a difference to many.  She is an inspiration and my role model.  
Our current goal is to raise funds to accommodate some of these unfortunate children in homes.  We require funds for rent, living, food and clothing so that the children will have a permanent home, they will become educated  and cared for long term.
Fiona has had many projects that have positively impacted and changed the lives of many.
Fiona is known for her amazing skills and life changing campaigns.  Fiona started BOOKS WITHOUT BORDERS New Zealand/Nigeria;  You can read about this campaign on the following link.  
Fiona is a passionate humanatarian, who is currently living in Kano, Nigeria.  Fiona is making a difference so please join with me in supporting her here from Australia.  Every donation no matter how small WILL make a huge difference to the lives of many.

Here is what your$AUD donation will do:

$3         Donation - Buys a Hen
$15      Donation - Buys a Goat
$30      Donation - Live in Teacher 1 Month Wages
$360   Donation - Live in Teacher 12 Months
$1.50  Donation - Buys 1 pair of Jandals
$15      Donation - Buys 1 set of Clothes
$200   Donation - Buys a Sewing Machine
$60      Donation - Gets a Phone for the house
$20      Donation - Phone Credit per Month
$20      Donation - Pays for Cook for 1 Month Wages
$30      Donation - Feeds one Child for 1 Month (basics)

Fiona has started a website for the link click below, Keep up with our news, blogs, photos and see people all over the world collectively assisting.  

http://lovattfoundation.org/
This is a world wide hand in humanatarian aid work which you can contribute to.
The more money we raise, the more homes we can get and the more displaced orphaned children we can care for. 
This is a Private NGO organisation called COB - Children of Borno, I am the Australian NGO Fundraising Director.

Books without Boarders started by Fiona information.
http://www.nzine.co.nz/features/borderless_books.html?Rcat=Community&Tcat=People_Making_Changes




http://lovattfoundation.org/




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Happy New Year!
Thank you so much to our supporters you have no idea how precious every small and large donation is to us and what a difference this makes to the lives of these orphans.
The children are thriving, their lives are filled with happiness and educational experiences that go beyond what most could have hoped for. The children are gaining a well rounded education that Fiona oversees and their future is filled with light and hope. I will attach some recent photos, the Muscovy ducks are now providing eggs, the children are taking care of daily chores including husbandry and cleaning prior to morning classes and wish to thank everyone for their donations. The more money we raise, the more homes we can open and the more children we can help with the aim of giving them a long term home, love, care and an education that leads them on to further education or vocations of their choosing in order to be good self sufficient citizens who reach their full potential both educationally, physically and socially. Each home is small, intimate and overseen by Fiona who works in a voluntary capacity.

Here is an update from Fiona in Kano:

From Kano, Northern Nigeria, we channel every donation to the project of your choice. If you make a general (no project specified) donation, it will be allocated to were the need is greatest. The Lovatt Foundation works closely with those in great need while appreciating contributions from landlords, NGO’s, trades people and individuals. Every penny goes a long way as the collective does not get paid, nobody draws a wage for the work. We can also accommodate those who would like a project tailored to their individual passion (e.g. solar unit, beehive, surgeries, community library, etc). This specific go fund me page financially supports the Children of Borno (COB) homes.

DONATIONS CREATE CHANGE and today we have helped:
34 Children in COB1
30 Children in COB3
28 Children in COB5
30 Children in COB 6

From COB 2&4 we had seen 17 widows and their 63 children become independent through 18 months of support and education!

Besides the kids, with these houses and 2 auto rickshaws, the Lovatt Foundation created positions for 28 widows and displaced people of all ages.

People who live and work in our houses now have security, good health, purpose, and hopes for a better future. By providing full board to most staff they largely work for love and the small stipend. Nine are currently undertaking some further study on top of their ongoing professional development.

Only three or four have work outside the houses.
The homes are such nice places to live in. .. not because of material wealth but because inhabitants are so happy and so busy with learning and gardening and sewing and stuff.

Today we are celebrating the joy of seeing the seeds of hope for these new kids to flourish.

As always, thanking each one of you for your help, support and love!

Fiona

$3 Donation - Buys a Hen
$15 Donation - Buys a Goat
$30 Donation - Live in Teacher 1 Month Wages
$360 Donation - Live in Teacher 12 Months
$1.50 Donation - Buys 1 pair of Jandals
$15 Donation - Buys 1 set of Clothes
$200 Donation - Buys a Sewing Machine
$60 Donation - Gets a Phone for the house
$20 Donation - Phone Credit per Month
$20 Donation - Pays for Cook for 1 Month Wages
$30 Donation - Feeds one Child for 1 Month (basics)

Fiona has started a website for the link click below, Keep up with our news, blogs, photos and see people all over the world collectively assisting.

http://lovattfoundation.org/
This is a world wide hand in humanatarian aid work which you can contribute to.
The more money we raise, the more homes we can get and the more displaced orphaned children we can care for.
This is a Private NGO organisation called COB - Children of Borno, I am the Australian NGO Fundraising Director.

Books without Boarders started by Fiona information.
http://www.nzine.co.nz/features/borderless_books.html?Rcat=Community&Tcat=People_Making_Changes
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The Children of Borno in COB1 have entered their third year of study. They are in glowing good health, in gardens they will soon harvest, bonded as a huge and loving family unit, and racing through the curriculum with fantastic teachers and caregivers. None of this is possible without the support of all our donors. $30/month/child and these see the outcomes possible inside the Red Zone, in the theatre of sorrows.
www.lovattfoundation.org #lovattfn
Look how smart our cherubs have become.
Focused on their studies outside
COB 1 - Looking healthy & happy :-)
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Update June 2017: The Lovatt Foundation's first home COB Children of Borno (Home & Education for orphans) has been changing lives of children one at a time. We now have 5 homes in place. This is a fantastic achievement. Through small donations we have made a difference. These children have an amazing education and life and are thriving. We need to continue the momentum and support the homes so please share and if you can help in any way please let us know or send a small donation. Follow updates also on http://lovattfoundation.org/
Please share this to as many people as possible.
Home and Education all in One
Sunflowers & veges, learn & nourish
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Some updated Photos for our followers
The possibilities of Art and role play
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Shirley Al
10 months ago

The problem with many charities is that we don't know who is behind them. I can personally vouch for Fiona as a woman of great integrity who would starve before using other people's money. Her dedication while in New Zealand was amazing and since she has moved to Nigeria to devote her life to making a difference for so many, my respect and admiration for her has only increased. Shirley Rankin Whangarei, New Zealand

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Raised by 85 people in 50 months
Created February 28, 2015
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$50
Chris Lawlor
1 month ago

Every penny goes to the people it’s intended for. A wonderful grassroots organisation!

$98
Anonymous
5 months ago
HS
$40
H SM
9 months ago

Donation for the hospitalised nursing mum with paralysis. May Allah Ta'ala give her immediate respite. Please give her Salaam from me. May Allah Ta'ala reward you abundantly.

CL
$20
Chris Lawlor
9 months ago

Hi Kelly. This twenty bucks is toward the lady’s hospital bill that Fiona posted about on Facebook please? Thanks

$20
Chris Lawlor
9 months ago

Dallas Ferguson is down here in Adelaide with us for the school holidays. She is donating $20 which is half of her holidays pocket money. She asks ‘If there’s no more need for extra chickens please put this money where it’s most needed, but she does like buying chickens because they keep giving back.’ She says hi to the kids

CL
$50
Chris Lawlor
10 months ago

I think my little contributions are for an e-book thing I’ve been talking about with Fiona, Kelly. Can’t remember who Fiona said is putting it aside..Sure you’ll sort it. Cheers

$200
Anonymous
10 months ago
CL
$50
Chris Lawlor
11 months ago

Wherever it’s of most use thanks Kelly & Fiona

Shirley Al
10 months ago

The problem with many charities is that we don't know who is behind them. I can personally vouch for Fiona as a woman of great integrity who would starve before using other people's money. Her dedication while in New Zealand was amazing and since she has moved to Nigeria to devote her life to making a difference for so many, my respect and admiration for her has only increased. Shirley Rankin Whangarei, New Zealand

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