BENEFITING: VILLAGE COOPERATIVE INC
EVENT: One Love Dallas 2016
EVENT DATE: Apr 23, 2016
Anne lenhart wrote -Six years on, One Love Dallas continues to be vital program to support women and girls around the world. Building on our work previous work in India, Haiti, and Kenya, this year's event is to provide funding for a rescue center for the Samburu Girls Foundation in Kenya. The center intervenes when they hear of a young girl being married off at a young age. Early Forced Marriage is a form of slavery. It is done without the consent of the girl and ends all opportunities for an independent future. Education is stopped and girls start producing children as early as 10 years old. At Samburu Girls Home, girls are taken in, given a safe home, education and a new chance for a productive and thriving future. Last year, One Love Dallas helped fun the creation of the dormitory for this center. This year we hope to fund them through to the second phase: the kitchen and dining hall.