ZYD: Rise from the Ashes

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Raised by 171 people in 12 months
Dear friends, we are devestated to share with you this news. Our beautiful sanctuary of hope and learning, which once looked like this:

Now looks  like this:

All our precious children and our staff are safe and well. As the children were preparing for bed in the dark since their had been a power outage the power came back on with a surge. It is understood that the fire started in the electrical wiring in the roof above the girls' bathroom. The staff had just enough time to get all the children and themselves outside. We are so thankful for our staff members Sada and Rachel who risked their own safety making many trips inside the burning house, and to Mugaka and other heroes who were equally brave, and whose actions certainly saved the lives of our children.

There was no time to save anything in the house but the children, the staff, and the pyjamas on their backs. All of our food and possessions are gone. The bedrooms are gone. The classrooms are gone. The computer room is gone. The toys and the children's possessions are gone. Everything is gone.

We are in dire need of your support. We are really in need of money now as we are starting from scratch. Just finding a deposit for a new house is going to be difficult. The food store alone had about $600 of food in it. Literally all we have now is pajamas.

Anyone in Kenya who can donate items please contact Beatrice 0713494587. We have  20 children are aged between 18 months and 8, we desperately need clothing, food, furniture,  educational, blankets, appliances, cooking and eating utensils. 

Your donations are of course what we need need most of all. Even $2 would help. Donate here on our GoFundMe is the easiest way for you to contribute. 

We are also an Australian registered charity, so if you would prefer to make a tax deductible donation, use our Australian bank account details instead

Bank: NAB
Name: Zaida Ya Dreams
BSB: 085221
Account number: 396121940
Swift Code (for international donations): NATAAU3303M

Within Kenya, we can accept donations at the following details also
MPESA Paybill: 891300 Account: 19778
Airtel: Business Name: MCHANGA Reference: 19778
Equitel: Business Number: 891300 Account Number: 19778

Donations made by Credit Card may appear on your statement as "Ninjility" due to the configuration of our payment processor. That's OK, your donation is going directly to us regardless!

Please share this with your friends as we really really need help. Thank you. We appreciate your support at this difficult time.

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We are happy to announce that we have secured a temporary housing solution for the next six months. Thanks to C4KK our children will be able to settle down and get back into routine while we continue to look for a permanent solution and save money for this, since they are very generously hosting us for next to nothing. Although the house is far away we will make it work. We are still in need of a fridge, washing mashing, kitchen items, washing powders, furniture and other household items. If you are in Kenya and are selling it know if someone donating or selling any appliances, second hand at a good rate please let us know. A big thanks goes it to Amanda who has allowed our kids to take over her kids bedrooms and living room and entire house for the past two weeks! ,Because of her our kids have been together and been able to play and heal. Thanks to everyone,
You all have been amazing.
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Thank you everyone for your amazing support. We are so great full to everyone. We are beginning to move forward, step by step. Here are some photos of our house before and after.
The kitchen before and after.
a book shelf before and after.
Food store before and after.
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Thank you everyone for your support so far. You've all been incredibly generous, and every little bit helps so much for getting the orphanage back up and running. It was Peter's birthday today (photo attached), it's great to see those joyful smiles on the kids' faces so shortly after such loss. Thanks so much to all of our incredible supporters. It's so inspiring and uplifting to see such a huge outpouring of support!
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