The Big 3, as Amy, Dawna, and Stephanie affectionately refer to ourselves, have been listening, learning, and talking about faith this month.
It’s not a new topic of conversation for us. It comes up when we’re hiking those tall mountains, as well as when we’re laughing with girlfriends over bacon and bourbon. But it is a conversation we feel worthy of sharing with all of you. Imagine Dr. King’s metaphor as Amy took the first steps of turning her dream into a reality of quality, private education for our Tanzanian friends’ children through Kilimanjaro Kidz Education Foundation. The staircase has climbed over 60 steps high with each one representing a beautiful child whom you’ve helped so far.
Now the staircase has started to become circular as we’ve entered an economy where everything just costs more than it did even a year ago. The stairs are winding back around, and we’ve asked you to pay more toward the children’s private education ($900/year or $75/month) because the tuition prices have risen. We’ve also decided to put $25 of that money toward health insurance — $25 per child for a YEAR! – as we want our kiddos to have access to simple medications or procedures they may need in order to get well and get back to school asap.
We know that some of you may not have the means or the desire to put more money towards our cause. We certainly understand and respect that. But we do have FAITH that the children’s needs will continue to be met, and we look forward to heading up an even taller staircase with you in 2023.
Jambo! My name is Grayson. I am 6-1/2 and I go to Winners primary school. I am the middle child of five. I started Grade 1 in January.
We Need Your Help
We have added health insurance for every student for just $25 per year, and school fees have climbed in the last year. Some secondary schools are growing by substantial amounts. And yet, for just $75/month, you are able to cover these expenses, including school supplies, uniforms, books, and transportation to and from school!
If you haven’t yet sponsored and would like to, or you are a sponsor and want to give an extra one-time contribution, please visit the How You Can Help page and donate today! Our students, who range in age from 4 to 18, are so thankful for having their education secured, which includes two meals every school day, and removes a huge burden from their family’s daily concerns.