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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I am trying to fundraise enough money to build a nursery for the children living in Lebentera, a Maasai village on the edge of the Siana Plains, in Kenya.

Myself and my mum visted this village at the end of February 2011 and we immediately noticed the need for a nursery after discussing the problems with Moses, one of the people living in the village. The nearest school is in Ngoswani, and having personally walked there it took us well over an hour in the baking hot sun. We could only imagine how difficult this must be for young children to have to walk there twice a day completely alone.

There are people in the village who have completed high school and therefore will be able to teach the younger children, but they have no room to do this in. We are planning to build a nursery, with a solid floor and walls for hygiene reasons, as well as paying for the chairs, tables, toys, pens, paper and everything else that you would expect to see in a nursery and the items you'd want your children to grow up with.

The estimated cost for the project is between £4,000-£4,500 but when we raise the first £1,000 the construction can begin, so the sooner we do this the sooner the village will get their much needed nursery.

Normally when giving to charity you don't know where the money goes or what it is used for, but 100% of the money raised will be going direct to the village so that the nursery can be built, which is a change that will benefit the whole community.

In addition to this Development Direct is also fundraising to build a borehole in the village to enable easy access to clean water. This means the women and girls will no longer need to several miles to collect the water for the villagers and instead will have a chance of an equal education. As you can imagine, any donation would be greatly appreciated by all.

Thank you for reading this, and every penny will help.

Raising money for

Development Direct

Development Direct

Charity Registration No. 1099731

Development Direct facilitates and supports links between UK and African schools and communities, focussing on education & health education for all, supporting ongoing projects at schools and clinics in Africa.

Donations 26

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Donation by Tony Costello on 22/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A very good cause! = ) x

Donation by Georgina Richards on 08/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Money for fish tank

Donation by Daniel on 15/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/05/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Money for box.

Donation by Terry on 05/05/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Money for bag :-)

Donation by Eleanor Page on 24/04/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Nicola Elliott on 20/03/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by M Elliott on 10/02/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Great idea nicola, from me and johny

Donation by Katherine Megson on 21/07/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Excellent project - keep up the good work!

Donation by Anonymous on 02/06/11

£160.00

+ £40.00 Gift Aid

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:)

Donation by danielle costello on 03/05/11

£10.00

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Donation by Annaleise Carpenter on 02/05/11

£8.00

+ £2.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Helen McAndrew on 18/03/11

£5.00

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Sorry it took so long. Hope you get enough to make a difference. Good luck! x

Donation by Patrick Burn on 16/03/11

£10.00

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Nicola this is amazing what your doing. Best of luck will help u as much as i can! xxx

Donation by Shiv on 14/03/11

£6.00

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Great cause. Best of luck!

Donation by Luke Everest on 14/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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*places £10 in collection pot*

Donation by Stephen Ferriday on 14/03/11

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jonathon Williams on 14/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by James Simpson on 14/03/11

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Such a great cause! :) x

Donation by Charlotte Jackson on 13/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Good luck Nicola, let us know how you get on x

Donation by Trisha Haynes on 13/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Sounds great Nic, I'm sure it wnt take too long too get initial money. Good Luck xxxxXXX

Donation by Jade Holmes on 12/03/11

£5.00

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I will try and help as much as I can for this worthy cause

Donation by yvonne naylor on 12/03/11

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Nicola, and well done :)

Donation by sarah mitchell on 10/03/11

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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This is a Great idea Nicola, I'll tell my mam etc. about it xxx

Donation by Annaleise Carpenter on 10/03/11

£6.00

+ £1.69 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£420.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£420.00
  • Gift Aid£97.51

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