We are thrilled to tell you that the Kula team will head for Lodwar, Kenya on October 13, 2013 in partnership with SERV International. Lodwar is in northwest part of the country near the border of South Sudan, and the people of this region live in the most extreme environmental conditions.
The incredible people at SERV International run an orphanage called House of Hope. Home to 40 children, the House of Hope offers food, clean water, clothing, shelter, an education, medical care and spiritual development to children who have lost their parents due to extreme living situations in the region.
In addition to caring for 40 children, SERV has been able to employ 15 people at the orphanage, and we will be building home gardens for each one of them. The president of SERV, Joe Garcia, said, “Because of the conditions in Lodwar, people have literally never seen food grow,” and it is our intention to change that.
SERV has a SERV 1 Feed 1 project that specializes in distributing a dehydrated meal in which one 8-ounce serving can fulfill a person for a day, and we can recycle the meal bags and use it to teach that same person to grow food out of it.
In order to ensure success of the gardens after we leave, we will hire our first international employee. This person will be in charge of checking on each garden, helping to solve problems, and measuring the outcomes. Using a netbook and digital camera provided by Kula, they will be able to directly report to us and ask specific questions as they arise.
Our team is beyond excited about working with the amazing guys at SERV International. In a very short time, we have become incredible friends, and we are confident that we have been put together for a big reason. This is the beginning of an incredible partnership that can bring great progress to the people of Lodwar.
We need to raise $19,500.
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