BENEFITING: VILLAGE COOPERATIVE INC
EVENT: One Love Dallas 2016
EVENT DATE: Apr 23, 2016
Tiffany Denny wrote -
I love this event for so many reasons.
In the last 5 years, we as a community have raised significant funds and provided major support for projects locally and abroad through our amazing partners. Last year, One Love, along with The Village Experience, funded a rescue center for the Samburu Girls Foundation in Kenya. The center intervenes when they hear of a girl being forced into marriage at a young age, or of plans for performance of genital mutilation. Early forced marriage is a form of slavery, done without the consent of the girl, and ending all opportunities for education and an independent future. Girls start producing children as early as 10 years old.
At Samburu Girls Home, girls are taken in, given a safe home, education and a new chance for a productive and thriving future. The center that exists now has given these girls a home and provided legitimacy for the foundation, but it is only the beginning. Our goal is continue to support and see them through to the second phase: the kitchen and dining hall.
In addition to running the facility, the fierce leader of Samburu Girls Foundation, Josephine Kulea, is a woman dedicated to protecting and empowering the young girls in their community. She not only rescues girls and provides them with a home, education, and opportunity, she also provides education and support to members of local tribes in an effort to end the practices of early forced marriage and female genital mutilation. We as a community can make a real impact in the lives of real people.
Please join my team and help fundraise to show these girls some love! If you want more information about our partners, click below!
One Love Dallas: onelovedallas.org
The Village Experience: http://goo.gl/vCfZYD