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Malo Guerin's Fundraiser:

Give every kid of Kibera a chance to shine.

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BENEFITING: UWEZA AID FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: Pierrick

Malo Guerin

THE STORY:

Malo Guerin wrote -

In June 2018,  I had the chance and opportunity to step out of my confort zone and join a small group of volunteers in Kibera, Kenya. There, in the largest urban slum in Kibera, I joined Project Kenya in their effort with the Red Rose Primary School and the Community Center for adolescents Uweza Foundation to give the children of the slum a "Chance to Shine" through education and a path to find their talent as a way out of poverty. The prior year I had the chance to volunteer at a school in Haiti, and the eye-opening process had started ! I arrived in Kibera thinking I would see extreme poverty and misery, and yes, did I see it, just like in the documentaries I had watched.  Yes I did see poverty, but not once throughout the whole trip did I ever see misery. Beyond the first impression, you realize that "Life" takes its place and that hapiness and "joie de vivre" come out of the harsh daily life. This year, after seeing what these kids and teenagers brought to me, so much more than what I had given them, I wanted to do more: This Fundraiser is my way of opening a discussion and raise awareness to this special place and its people I came to love so much. Throughout the trip I met a lot of people that made a mark on me, but one kid in particular touched deep into my heart ; Eddie, a 4th grader who had the most vibrant smile I had ever seen. He was an outgoing and funny kid, a little shy at the same time, just like me, and from nowhere we connected, and his smile was contagious. I will always remember the last moment before leaving Red Rose Primary school, everyone was crying and saying goodbye, and right before I left, Eddie grabbed my hand and gave me one of his toy cars. Little did I know, he had only two... One for me, one for him. This was by far the best gift I was even given! This is what made me choose to sponsor Eddie. Sponsoring a child is about more than money, as cliché as this sounds, it is about giving someone through education the opportunity that they would have never had, but most importantly it is about creating a relationship that lasts through time, and knowing that you give this kid a chance to have a better future. 

In sponsoring a child you will help me give the Kibera kids a "chance to shine"!

Merci!

Malo

$9,375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Beekman Reim - Sonia Ricord

    $1,080

  • Jerome Dumaine

    $460

  • Lucia Bueno Mokart

    $360

  • Catherine Barba

    $360

  • Malo Guerin Sponsoring - Equipment

    $100

  • Child Sponsoring

    $360

  • Meeschaert

    $1,900

  • Emily Pizenberg

    $780

  • Raegan Lange

    $780

  • Kent Fikrig

    $1,080

  • Guerin

    $1,500

  • $240

  • Malo Guerin

    $100

  • bruce jackey

    $275

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94% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $81,636 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brian Otieno Photo Exhibit

Amount Raised

$25,548

 

170% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pierrick Gould

Amount Raised

$23,680

 

47% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Project Kenya

Amount Raised

$19,713

 

246% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Malo Guerin

Amount Raised

$9,375

 

94% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kids Club

Amount Raised

$1,960

Fundraiser Title

Paul Marcais

Amount Raised

$1,130

 

38% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alice Marcel

Amount Raised

$205

 

21% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

bruce jackey

bruce jackey

DONATION: $275

On behalf of Tess Guerin and for the benefit of the Red Rose School, 2 months ago

Malo Guerin

Malo Guerin

DONATION: $100

Art Uweza 2 months ago

DONATION: $240

Sewing Machine - Project Kenya Women Empowerment 2 months ago

Guerin

Guerin

DONATION: $1,500

6 months ago

Kent Fikrig

Kent Fikrig

DONATION: $1,080

Purchase of three photos at Brian Otieno NY Exhibit 7 months ago

Raegan Lange

Raegan Lange

DONATION: $780

Purchase of three photos at Brian Otieno NY Exhibit 7 months ago

Emily Pizenberg

Emily Pizenberg

DONATION: $780

Purchase of three photos at Brian Otieno NY Exhibit 7 months ago

Meeschaert

Meeschaert

DONATION: $1,900

7 months ago

Child Sponsoring

Child Sponsoring

DONATION: $360

7 months ago

Malo Guerin Sponsoring - Equipment

Malo Guerin Sponsoring - Equipment

DONATION: $100

7 months ago