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Orphans in Kenya - Build a home and school

Organized by: Peter Mureithi

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Hello, My name is Peter Mureithi. I help run a charitable school, Star of Hope Academy - Mathare that caters for the poor and orphaned children of the Mathare slum in Kenya. Am a teacher by profession. Most of the kids in our school are hungry, and are lucky to share one meal a day with their families and a decent meal is an incentive to get them to attend the program. For many of them, it’s the only food that they will have all day. I got introduced to school missions through my local church around 10 years ago. I built my first class in 2006 and that sparked a passion that has not subsided ever since. I am seeking to raise $5000 which will cover the cost of building 2 additional classrooms and a dormitory for these poor and orphaned children. For the past 5 years I have been involved in helping grow the school which was once leveled by angry protesters during the 2008 post -election violence that rocked the country. So far we have rebuilt a wonderful school on the site of the old school. This past summer, we helped start a one-room kindergarten building. That building is almost complete and we are looking forward to building two more classrooms and a dormitory, with your assistance of course. Our plan is to build and install the roof, windows, and doors along with other finishing touches. With the Lord's help, we hope the buildings will ready for the new school year! I have solicited help for almost all of the building projects; thanks to the willing and kind sponsors who intervened to see this become a success. First, your support helps me bear the financial load. I believe the fact that as you support me, you share in the blessing of love that our team and community brings with us. You may never know the impact of what you have done this side of heaven! I am earnestly requesting for any financial support to see the school grow and serve more children who are in need of peace and sanctuary. Donating to us is fast, secure and easy thanks to Crowdrise. But if you don't feel led to help in that way, you can still help. Please pray for us, that we will accomplish what the Lord wills for this school, and that the Kenyan children of Mathare feel the the love of Christ that propels us on. Also, you can tell your friends and share on media such as Facebook. Thank you so much and God bless you!


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