Ty & Bre Serve Malawi

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Raised by 43 people in 21 months
Who are we?
Ty and Bre, a young couple who thrives on meeting new people, exploring new places, and getting the most out of life!

What are we doing?
Volunteering! We will be helping children; many have lost their parents, have been living on the streets, or have parents who struggle to provide sufficient care.

Where are we going?
Malawi, Africa

When are we going?
June 30th - September 9th, 2016

Why are we going?
To be a part of something greater than ourselves and to fulfill Bre's longtime dream of volunteering in Africa.

Who are we going with?
An organization called Love Volunteers connected with Urunji Child-Care Trust , a local Malawi organization that works to fight hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, malaria, climate change and poverty.

How much does it cost for us to volunteer?
$9,812

Here's the breakdown:
-$500: Love Volunteers Application Fees
-$2,400: Urunji Program Fees (includes some local transportaion, 2 daily meals during the week, and housing)
-$4,000: Round-trip Airfare
-$200: Visas
-$200: Immunizations
-$412: Travel Insurance
-$2,100: Daily Expenses  ($15/person/day as suggested by Love Volunteers) 

We are wanting to raise $5,000 to help fund a portion of our volunteer trip. We are very passionate about this project and any support would help relieve the financial stress of making this happen. If we exceed our goal, all extra money will be given directly to Urunji.

If you aren't able to help financially, you can still support us by sharing this GoFundMe on all social media and word of mouth. And of course, well wishes are always appreciated!

If you prefer to donate by sending a check, email us at tybremalawi@gmail.com

Thank you so much. Your love and generosity mean the world to us!

Ty & Bre


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WE MADE OUR GOAL! Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for all the love and support we've received as we've prepared for these next 3 months in Malawi. We can't even put into words how grateful we are for each and every one of you.

When you read this, we will probably be on one of our three flights to AFRICA! ✈️ See you in September, America!
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Ty & Bre Serve Malawi has reached 84% of its goal! Thank you to all who have donated to make this happen!
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2 weeks from today we will be arriving in Africa. What a crazy thought to think! I(Ty) just wanted to send out a quick update and a huge thank you to all the donors so far.

We still are trying to sell a few more of our items, but at this point it is becoming very stressful trying get rid of everything before we go. Such a rush to be the clock!

We are all up to date on our meds and shots (except me...I'm waiting on my typhoid shot...). Bre and I had an amazing Dr. to help guide us and make sure we are safe while we are in Malawi. She was very straight forward and the best part: she has been there before! She was very adamant about diarrhea... So serious she even told me to "Not f*** around with it. Don't wait it out, take the pills I prescribed, etc etc etc." Haha! I think I got the message ;)

On another note, thank you to all who have shared, donated, or encouraged. You all mean more than you know right now. Times have been very stressful to get this project all set and you have been wonderful. Knowing that we have all of you cheering us on is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We will be sure to keep you up to date whenever we can.

Love,
Ty & Bre
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Three weeks from today, after over 23 hours of traveling, we'll be landing in Malawi! Things are starting to get quite real and pretty overwhelming. What were we thinking when we decided to sell all of our stuff and head to Africa?!

I think this is the definition of faith. We really don't know what to expect when we arrive - we have the plane tickets, we've gotten our visas, but other than that we don't have much information and are just trusting that we are doing what we are meant to do.

This week I (Bre) had my doctor's visit and got all caught up on my vaccinations. Let me just tell you that those typhoid shots are the worst! My arm was sore for two days after that. But I'd much rather endure that minor pain than the fever and pains I'd get if I were to actually contract the infection.

We've also purchased mosquito nets, deet, ibuprofen, and some other fancy meds the doctor prescribed. We are praying that we remain healthy while in Africa! I want my time there to be spent out in the villages helping those in need, not lying at home resting up.

Here's to three weeks of chaos, goodbyes, and excitement. Love you all!
A typical village in Malawi
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Ty Rood
21 months ago

Volunteering can be overwhelming since there are a lot unknowns, but words of encouragement are always a nice reminder as to why we are doing this. Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave us a comment or ask us questions!

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