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Help the Children of Rwanda

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BENEFITING: IMPANDA

ORGANIZER: IMPANDA

Sam Werme Karorero

THE STORY:

IMPANDA wrote -

IMPANDA (pronounced [im•haun•da] and rhymes with Rwanda), is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing at-risk Rwandan youth with reliable access to education, cultural enrichment and other basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter.

On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying Rwandan President, Juvénal Habyarimana, was shot down setting in motion one of the bloodiest events of the late 20th century. Under the cover of war, Hutu extremists launched their plans to destroy the entire Tutsi civilian population. In the weeks following President Habyarimana's assassination, 800,000 men, women and children were slaughtered in what is referred to as the "Rwandan Genocide", eliminating as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population.

In the aftermath of the genocide, Rwanda's industrial infrastructure was destroyed and much of its population dislocated. Among the most vulnerable were hundreds of thousands of children left orphaned or separated from their parents who were often brutally raped, murdered or maimed right before their eyes. A recent Unicef report estimates that 700,000 children - 18 percent of Rwanda's 4.2 million children - still live in dire circumstances, many left to fend for themselves on crowded city streets where drugs and violence are a convenient distraction from the horrors they faced not long ago.

The mission of IMPANDA is to empower Rwandan youth by fostering self-reliance, compassion and cultural sensitivity through education, health and the arts. Our programs not only help provide the basic necessities needed to survive, but inspire hope and confidence as these amazing children grow to become the business, community and political leaders of tomorrow. It's through these powerful and life changing interactions we are reminded how precious and valuable our basic human rights are - to live, learn, heal, create, tell our stories and dance to the rhythm of our hearts. This is IMPANDA!

Please join us in celebrating peace, love and compassion as we work towards helping ensure every Rwandan child impacted by this devastating event has an opportunity to grow, prosper and live a life full of art, music, education and good health now and for generations to come.

100% of all contributions to this campaing will go towards delivering backpacks full of supplies, clothing, food and other basic necessities to at-risk Rwandan youth in the villiage of Nyamirambo just outside of Kigali where hundreds of thousands of children are still struggling to survive. Each backpack will include a change of clothes, a pair of shoes, a first aid kit, basic toiletries, and a rain jacket.

Make a donation between now and December 31st, 2015 and your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor, up to $1250 - that's HALF of our $2500 goal! Every little bit helps so please share this campaign with family, friends and co-workers who are interested in helping improve the lives of these wonderful children!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,480

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maitri

    $50

  • Jamie v

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Miscellaneous Event

    $260

  • Bruce and Asta

    $100

  • Aunt Becky

    $100

  • Vialls

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Annelise

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Karen Snell

    $50

  • A neighbor

    $20

  • Chris Dudley

    $50

  • Joan and Hank Broeckling

    $50

  • Lena Viall & Erik Larson

    $100

  • Kizuri

    $125

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The Team: $1,915 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sam Werme Karorero

Amount Raised

$1,480

Fundraiser Title

Gregory Rogers

Amount Raised

$175

 

14% Raised of$1,250 Goal

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Rachel McLachlan

Amount Raised

$150

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Lori DeCicio

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Kizuri

Kizuri

DONATION: $125

In honor of Zion and all the children of Rwanda 4 years ago

Lena Viall & Erik Larson

Lena Viall & Erik Larson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Joan and Hank Broeckling

Joan and Hank Broeckling

DONATION: $50

Omy & Sam, Thank you for the light you are in this world. The compassion and dedication you show to the children of Rwanda blesses us all! 4 years ago

Chris Dudley

Chris Dudley

DONATION: $50

A Worthy Christmas Gift 4 years ago

A neighbor

A neighbor

DONATION: $20

I was very moved by Omy's story. 4 years ago

Karen Snell

Karen Snell

DONATION: $50

I'm proud to donate to this great cause. Good luck to you. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Annelise

Annelise

DONATION: $25

<3 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Hi Omy and Sam , Thanks guys for starting this organisation and thanks Omy for sharing your story. It's a very hard thing to tell such a story and I know many people wanna tell the same story but they just don't know where to start. I am Rwandese and I completely feel your need to give back given the kind of life you lived. I wish to support you more maybe not today but I share the same dream and you have reminded me of my purpose once again. 4 years ago

Vialls

Vialls

DONATION: $150

4 years ago