Help Jacqueline build a garden for a school in Kenya

Hi! My name is Jacqueline and this will be my first volunteer trip with Developing World Connections. Hopefully my first of many! From July 7th to 21st I’ll be in Kenya with my mom Terry-Lynn, my sister Kara-Leigh, and my nephew Trystan, helping to build a vegetable garden at a school where many children only eat one meal a day. Three months ago I had the pleasure of following along with my mom & dad’s trip, through DWC, to Sri Lanka where they helped rebuild a family’s home who lost everything in the floods. At the time I was traveling through Europe and it hit me - I’m doing this all wrong!! I want to travel with a purpose. I want to leave a place a little bit better off then when I arrived there. I want to find peace and purpose in serving others who are less fortunate than myself. If you’d like to donate towards my cause I’d be forever grateful! Every little bit helps! Thank-you from the bottom of my heart.
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  • $3,520.00 Donated
  • $5,000.00 Goal
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About the Campaign

The direct beneficiaries of this volunteer project are the 315 children ages 7 to 14 that attend Naro Moru’s Manyatta Primary School in the Nyeri District of Kenya. They are challenged with hunger on a daily basis. People living there are among the poorest in the country and have limited access to basic needs. Many children attending the school have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic or other fatal illnesses and simply live in abject poverty.
Previous DWC teams have constructed a water collection system to capture rooftop rain water to provide clean water. The produce from Manyatta Primary School Garden project will offer better nutrition for these students.