One Home, Many Hopes

My Twitter buddy Warren Sukernek, over at Twittermaven (great site!), just brought to my attention something I think you'll want to know about. (I love how we can share info like this so easily through blogs!)

One Home Many Hopes is
an organization that is working to improve the lives of orphaned girls
in Mtwapa, Kenya. They use education and family support as
ways to lift children out of cyclical poverty. Today, there are 35
parentless girls living as one family.

These girls, who had spent their
earliest years surviving on Mtwapa’s streets and trash piles, now live together, attend school and care for one another. Although their
lives are so much better, there could be so much more. The vision of One Home Many Hopes is to build:

• A new three-story building with each floor serving as a distinct family unit headed by a “house mother.”

A university education for the girls so they will be able to support
themselves and be agents for ending poverty in their town, region,
country and continent.

• An on-site kindergarten and school, free of the prohibitive private-education fees that are common in Kenya.

They've started a campaign, Race to $20K, which will get the building started. They're asking people to donate toward
their ambitious goal of raising this money over the next 26 days. You can donate here.

With the holidays coming, many of us are thinking of ways to help others around the world in a meaningful way — as opposed to adding just another sweater in a box under the Christmas tree. By making a contribution in the next three weeks to One Home Many Hopes, you know you'll be helping these girls improve their lives, not only in 2009, but beyond.

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2 Responses to “One Home, Many Hopes”

  1. jenn says:

    100% of profits from this print go to One Home Many Hopes!

  2. Kathy Sena says:

    Jenn, thanks for the comment and the link. Very cool idea!