Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving to kick off the holiday season. This year Microsoft is making Giving Tuesday even more special by making a 100% match to any gift that’s made to Retrak’s program in Kenya, doubling the impact of your donation to Retrak. A gift of $25 from you will help two families feed their foster children for a month. Fifteen dollars will provide counseling to two children. Ten dollars will pay the transportation costs to return two children to their villages.
Please take advantage of this incredible opportunity to double your gift by donating to Retrak TODAY, December 3rd, beginning at Noon EST. Please make your gift early before funds run out.
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A gift to Retrak will help us support Child Rescue Kenya as they protect children and empower families in Kitale, Kenya. CRK helps children like Erupe, who arrived in Kitale from Turkana after a drought caused his family to plunge into poverty. Erupe left home in search of a better life, but he met with only hardship and despair until Child Rescue Kenya helped him find his footing again. Erupe is now living at CRK's Birunda Rescue Center while staff contact his family and work with them to determine the best way forward.
Thank you for your past support of our programs that have helped thousands of street children realize their potential and discover their worth. Please help more children like Erupe by taking advantage of Microsoft’s generous opportunity and make a donation to Retrak on Giving Tuesday.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving to kick off the holiday season. This year Microsoft is making Giving Tuesday even more special by making a 100% match to any gift that’s made to Retrak’s program in Uganda, doubling the impact of your donation to Retrak. A gift of $20 from you will buy two piglets at Retrak’s Tudabujja Halfway Farm. Thirty dollars will provide meals to a child at Tudabujja for two weeks. One hundred dollars will buy medicine for Tudabujja’s clinic for two years.
A gift to Retrak will help us support children like Chris, 14, who lived on the streets of Kampala for three years before he came to Retrak’s drop-in center in Kampala. Now at Tudabujja, Chris says, “I have found Retrak a very nice place and I love the advice from our uncles, aunties and mamas at Tudabujja. They tell us good words. When I grow up and get a job, I want to come back and also support Retrak and the children on the streets.”
Thank you for your past support of our programs that have helped thousands of street children realize their potential and discover their worth. Please help more children like Chris by taking advantage of Microsoft’s generous opportunity and make a donation to Retrak on Giving Tuesday.
For the first time last year, Retrak worked to reach vulnerable children in a disaster situation through our partner Rift Valley Children and Women’s Development Organisation (RCWDO).
The partnership between Retrak and RCWDO enabled RCWDO to provide two target schools in Oromia with meals for one year, meaning children have energy to concentrate in class and alleviating families’ struggle to provide food. Food aid was also delivered to 2,200 members of the community including single mothers and children under five.
During the project the community constructed shelters(pictured) by contributing their labour and construction materials, so that there was a place to prepare, store and distribute the food. Children then came in to the shelter to receive the meals. One such child was Geteye.
Geteye is 12 years old and lives 6-7kms away from his school meaning he has to walk for at least an hour to get there. His family survive on a few cattle and goats, but this livestock has been much reduced due to the drought and the need to sell them for food. Without enough food and energy to complete the journey and in order to help his family, Geteye was forced to dropout of school. Now however, Geteye has been included in the school feeding programme and says, “now I have no worries of hunger and drop out as I can eat at least once a day. This helps me attend class on a regular basis. I never think of dropping out this year. I am even thinking of ranking first in my classroom!”.