David's Kenya Trip to "Help the Homeless"
Starts: Thursday, 16 April, 2015 12:00am
Ends: Thursday, 16 April, 2015 03:00am
My wife and I decided it is time I headed back to Kenya and follow up on some of the projects I worked on while there as a missionary. We’re heading to medical school in Tennessee this summer and it will probably be a while before I am able to afford to go again. Some of these projects included building a school, teaching English, and donating clothes to an orphanage. When I go back this time I’m really trying to keep cost down so I am going by myself and will be staying with friends at their homes. I'm going to start collecting clothes for children at orphanages in Busia, Mombasa and Nairobi. I'm covering 100% of my costs by myself. Part of the problem with a lot of humanitarian groups out there is they are comprised of boards and executives that recoup some of the donated money. This creates a stigma that deters individuals from donating to causes like this. I've devised a way to ensure 100% of donated moneys will go directly to the children that need it.
At the time of donation you will be given a four digit number that will serve as ID with the monetary value written directly next to your ID when with all of the donations and corresponding ID’s transcribed on a paper I will post it to my profile to show the total. I will then take a video of me handing the money and the clothes to the orphanages. In the video I will present the groups with the same paper totaling the amount of donations and verbalize the total amount of monetary donations as to confirm it is what matches with what I posted on my Facebook before I traveled. The idea behind the ID# is so I can post all the donations that were made, public view and still preserve the privacy of the donors.
All of this is in an effort to instill confidence in potential donors that ALL proceeds will go directly to the children’s benefit. Donations can be as small as a few dollars or as much as you feel you would like. As little as five USD (approx. 450 Kenyan shillings) translates to a weeks’ worth of food for a child in Kenya. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. If you are willing to donate children’s clothes or make a monetary donation private message me and I will give you my home address. I will be leaving for Kenya on the 16th of April and returning on the 29th .
I appreciate your time,