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Girl Power in Kenya

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We've hit our goal! Overage funds will be put towards the Phase II expansion which is now in planning! Many thanks for all the support!!  See more

BENEFITING: Tiba Foundation

Laurel Schaffer

THE STORY:

Girl Power in rural Kenya!  Life changing access to health care for at-risk girls.

I am passionate about this issue and thrilled to announce the launch of a pilot project that I've been working on since April.  Please join me and we will make a difference for young women who stand at the crossroads of life.

If you are a girl in rural Siaya County, Kenya, one of East Africa's poorest regions--you are, by definition, vulnerable.  Many, if not most, young women here reach their late teens with the deck stacked against them:  orphaned, HIV+, and desperately poor.

In the Spring of 2011, I volunteered for Tiba Foundation, an organization that has been building community health care in rural Kenya since 2004.  I traveled to Kenya to research the viability of a medical services and health insurance program specifically designed for this at-risk demographic.  It was an immersive experience!  You can read the story of that life-changing trip here.

Since that time, along with my fellow volunteer, Anne Taupier, I have helped Tiba develop an innovative pilot program targeting 90 girls at the Lifunga Girls School with health education, medical coverage at a local clinic that is funded by Tiba, screening (HPV, cervical, breast), sanitary pads, shoes, and school uniforms.  The annual cost for all these services is $115 per girl.

Our plan is to launch this program in early February 2012, but we need your help.  The $1500 I am trying to raise from my friends and family is the exact amount still needed to greenlight the project.  Thank you for your kind support!

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Laurel Schaffer

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The Hootens

The Hootens

DONATION: $75

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Gage

Gage

DONATION: $50

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Mary

Mary

DONATION: $25

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John & Erica

John & Erica

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Cyndi & Joe

Cyndi & Joe

DONATION: $100

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Dan 7.0

Dan 7.0

DONATION: $230

Good idea.... 5 years ago

Jennifer Ferrell

Jennifer Ferrell

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Karen Hopper

Karen Hopper

Tribute to my wonderful daughter, Laurel Schaffer! 5 years ago

Kari

Kari

Wonderful work you're doing Laurel! 5 years ago