FIRE LEADS TO SACRIFICES
Crisis seems to be the name of the game at the Good Samaritan Children’s Home in Mathare
Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. We are now wondering if the bill for tuition for the summer term can be raised.
If not, high schools students will be required to stay home for the term, again. It seems that just
yesterday we were worrying about the 78 girls who lost their possession and sleeping rooms in the
January 1st fire which kept them out of school because they didn’t have proper uniforms. Getting an
education in Kenya costs not just tuition, but uniforms, shoes, sports clothes, book bags and sweaters.
Fabulous African Fabrics was able to come to the rescue with $2600 raised through our annual
emergency fund and a birthday party celebrating Founder Laura Salazar’s 80th year.
For our small organization, this means that taking care of the fire victims sacrificed our usual
collections of monies for next term’s tuition.
But Microsoft Youth Spark Bonus Day on April 14 provides an opportunity for you to help us
solve this problem. Your donation to project 6163 will be matched at 50% providing that you donate
through GlobalGiving early on the 14th , starting at 9:00 Eastern Daylight Time until the $100,000 set
aside for matching runs out.
Our goal is to raise one half of the required tuition money, or $6500. Together we can do this
through encouraging your friends and relatives to join you in supporting this worthy cause. Encourage
them to donate a small amount—even $10.00—because prizes will be awarded to the project that
attracts the most new donors!
Keep our teens in school!
Here are our plucky girls squeezed into a narrow room where they sleep when not at boarding school.
Laura has a file to share with you on OneDrive. To view it, click the link below.