C B via Crowdrise
April 23, 2011
Joey Parker wrote -
As many of you know I traveled to Kenya, Africa last summer. This trip put life into perspective and truly made me grow up as an individual. The organization I worked with in Kenya was, “The Kenyan Children’s Foundation.” This organization works with various schools in Kenya and orphanages, as well as various other projects helping create a more sustainable life for many.
When I got back from Africa, I really wanted to do all I could to get people involved here in the states, so now I have the opportunity to launch a project and hope that people will join me in making a difference. If this project goes as planned I will do another one. I truly feel with the “Internet revolution” we can use this to our advantage and help make a difference and save lives.
When the projects are completed in Kenya, I will have photos for everyone to see. It is always exciting when you donate money and see where it is going and the final product actually completed.
The Project: The Greenhouse
You may be asking, “Why a greenhouse?” This greenhouse will be going at the farm to help produce fresh produce to help make the farm self-sustainable. The farm was established to one day produce enough profit to permanently sustain the children's home at Meru. But before this goal is met we must create these greenhouses to make the farm self-sustainable, then we can move forward. It is a process, and I hope you all will join on this adventure with me.
Why should you support this?
The food raised at the farm will be sold into the community for the people to live off of. The Kenyan Children’s Foundation makes no money on any of this. It is all a local endeavor, hiring local people, to support local families, schools and orphanages.
Our goal: $4,500
This includes putting it up, establishing water supply and drip irrigation, planting the crops, fertilizers and chemicals. The best thing is that the company that puts in the greenhouse also buys the produce.