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Fill the Coop: Fighting Poverty One Chicken at a Time

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The chicks have arrived!
March 15, 2017

Friends, the first delivery of chicks for the poultry farm in Nyeri, Kenya arrived yesterday. Thank you for helping make this happen with your  See more
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THE STORY:

Learn For Life Kenya wrote -

FOSTER DIGNITY. INSPIRE HOPE. TEACH SKILLS.

EVERY CHICKEN HELPS

At Learn for Life Kenya, we need chickens to foster dignity, inspire hope, and teach skills. How do chickens help us do all that? Launching a poultry farming initiative allows us to teach contextually relevant fundamentals in agriculture and business to marginalized youth in Nyeri, Kenya who face extreme poverty, family instability, and limited access to basic services. Why chickens? They are easy and inexpensive to take care of; they are a good investment; they hlep keep children healthy; and they empower communities.

MAKING DREAMS A REALITY

Since this project has the potential to provide young people with entrepreneurial skills, we have established the Tumaini-Huruma Alumni Association to manage the newly launched enterprise. Please help us fill the coop with chickens so these young leaders, all of whom grew up in an orphanage, can realize their dream of running a contextually relevant business venture in Kenya.

WHY $10,000?

  • Acquire 1,000 chickens (layers and broilers)
  • Upgrade the existing chicken coop
  • Purchase chicken feed and vaccines
  • Build capacity to operate, market and scale the social enterprise to the local community

$10 DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Your donation of $10 provides the maximum lifecycle cost of one chicken. Join us as we fight poverty one chicken at a time!

CHICKAMBASSADORS FILL THE COOP FASTER

  • If you are inspired by our cause, become a chickambassador! Choose one or all of the following ways to get involved. Every contribution helps!
  • Join our team by clicking the "fundraise" button on our page
  • Share this page with your circle of friends on facebook, twitter, email...
  • Like us on facebook (www.facebook.com/Learn4LifeKenya)
  • Follow us on twitter @Learn4LifeKenya

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HERE'S TO FOSTERING DIGNITY, INSPIRING HOPE, TEACHING SKILLS, AND TRANSFORMING LIVES TOGETHER!

$800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jacquelyn Lee

    $20

  • Connie Plott

    $20

  • Jeff & Margaret Jones

    $100

  • CJ Hodge

    $100

  • Katie D.

    $50

  • David Sheldon

    $100

  • Michele Ceuterick-Feehan

    $30

  • jill m brenay

    $50

  • Mark

    $10

  • Rhonda Williams

    $20

  • James & Kristina Sayas

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Glo

    $20

  • The Booths

    $20

  • Ben and Molly Davis

    $100

  • Judy Hodge

    $50

  • LeRaye Cameron

    $50

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100% Raised of $800 Goal

The Team: $3,860 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Bonnie Lee

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

185% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Katie D.

Amount Raised

$800

 

100% Raised of $800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Learn For Life Kenya

Amount Raised

$330

 

3% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Anne Muindi-Shemenski

Amount Raised

$300

 

60% Raised of $500 Goal

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Drew D.

Amount Raised

$240

 

48% Raised of $500 Goal

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Becky Whitted

Amount Raised

$170

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Kathy Schmitt

Amount Raised

$110

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Julie Mayhew

Amount Raised

$60

Donor Comments

LeRaye Cameron

LeRaye Cameron

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Judy Hodge

Judy Hodge

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Ben and Molly Davis

Ben and Molly Davis

DONATION: $100

Merry Christmas! 10 months ago

The Booths

The Booths

DONATION: $20

10 months ago

Glo

Glo

DONATION: $20

Katy/ie Cave buddies 10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

10 months ago

James & Kristina Sayas

James & Kristina Sayas

DONATION: $20

10 months ago

Rhonda Williams

Rhonda Williams

DONATION: $20

11 months ago

Mark

Mark

DONATION: $10

11 months ago

jill m brenay

jill m brenay

DONATION: $50

In memory of Joesph J.Vandenovet 11 months ago