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Our trek for Our Home Nakuru

Organized by: Jessica Vance

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THE STORY:

Hi Friends!

Whether you have known me for years, we only just met, or we only just “know” each other through social media, you have probably aware of the time I spent in Kenya and the impact that the country has had on me. During my almost two and a half years of living in Kenya, by far my proudest accomplishment was to assist in the founding and running of Our Home Nakuru: a community based organization meant to provide the children we work with a sound, quality living environment and education, as well as providing training, counseling and financial assistance to the children’s families so that ultimately the children will be able to live with their families again.

Over the past three years, we have made tremendous progress with the children and their families. All of the children are performing well above average in their classes and we are on track to move the children back with their families within the next 18 months. While we are ecstatic about the progress, this year will be more costly than ever, as we hope to build modest homes and farms for the children’s families. To assist with this effort, I am going to do a charity hike in the Langlang region of the Himalayas with my final destination being the frozen lake, Lake Gosaikunda. Getting there, however, will be no easy feat, as the lake lays at 14,000 feet above sea level. Along with my friend Clare Hobern, we hope to make it there and back in seven days, from November 17th to November 23rd. This will require long days of mostly uphill trekking, but we’re ready for the challenge!

While my goal may seem high, any and all donations are greatly appreciated. A little goes a long way in Kenya and 100% of your donations will go towards the building of our Kenya families’ homes.

To make things interesting, anyone who donates over $25 can suggest an item of clothing I have to wear for one day during my hike, as long as I can find it in Kathmandu! Suggestions so far have been a bear hat, draw a mustache on my face, etc. Additionally, if you donate $35 or more you can dare me to do something on my hike (keep it clean though – this is for a children’s home after all!). This could be something like doing the running man dance once I reach the lake, sing a song to a stranger, anything legal and within reason I will do in the name of charity! All dares and clothing will be documented and posted on social media to prove I am true to my word!

For further information about Our Home Nakuru, please check out our website: www.ourhomenakuru.org and this brief Youtube video that my work colleague Billy put together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyfdEkM2qec&feature=youtu.be

$1,500

 

150% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Henriette Kristiansen

    $20

  • Clare Hobern

    $50

  • Stew

     

  • Mayes Family

    $100

  • Jessica Vance

    $25

  • Anne Palmer

    $35

  • Lindsey Cole

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • b ho

    $35

  • Faith Reid

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Federica Turner

    $20

  • Celia Breuer

    $20

  • Mary-Kate Starkel

     

  • Russ Letoha

    $30

  • Vance Family

     

  • Miss Rachel McMillan

    $20

  • Eadaoin Close

    $20

  • More from Vance Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Noah Archambault

    $150

  • Rich Hacking

    $20

  • Friend

    $100

  • Mia Olesen

    $20

  • Andrew & Kathy Hobern

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Andrew & Kathy Hobern

Andrew & Kathy Hobern

DONATION: $100

Well done Jessica and Clare. 3 years ago

Mia Olesen

Mia Olesen

DONATION: $20

Well done Jessica! :) 3 years ago

Friend

Friend

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Rich Hacking

Rich Hacking

DONATION: $20

Awesome achievement for a fantastic cause!!! 3 years ago

Noah Archambault

Noah Archambault

DONATION: $150

keep up the good work and have a great hike! ....oh and can you please write out "138" in rocks along the trail somewhere cool?! :) 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Best of luck!! 3 years ago

More from Vance Family

More from Vance Family

3 years ago

Eadaoin Close

Eadaoin Close

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Miss Rachel McMillan

Miss Rachel McMillan

DONATION: $20

You go, girls! So proud of you and excited for you! I <3 Jessica + Clare. 3 years ago

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