Join Zawadisha founder Jen Gurecki and Coalition Snow co-founder Meghan Kelly as they attempt to summit and ski Mt. Kenya to raise funds for Zawadisha in an expedition they call “Summit for Our Sisters.”
Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro, rises above the country’s highlands at a demanding 16,355 feet. Due to climate change, only a handful of mountain enthusiasts have accomplished this trek on Lewis Glacier. Studies show the snow and ice on the volcanic peak of Mount Kenya are melting away so fast scientists estimate they will disappear in the next two or three decades.
The women Zawadisha works with in Kenya are incredibly impacted by climate change. Many of them are farmers and other sell food staples at the local market. Drought, caused by climate change, leads to less productive crops, decreasing daily incomes and increasing food costs. While we sit and contemplate the effects of climate change, these women are living it day in and day out.
Zawadisha has been providing small business loans, education, preventative healthcare, and savings to women in Kenya for two years. Funds raised through this expedition will continue to support these women and increase our capacity to actively develop strategies that will help our members adapt to climate change.
We ask you to climb with us, to donate today, and to share your committment to empowering women and ending poverty with others. This is more than just charity, it's change.