Weʼve raised £1,010 to help fund my humanitarian expedition to Kenya, so i can provide free healthcare to women and children living in poverty.
- Kings Somborne, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
- Time left
- Funded on Saturday, 25th November 2017
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I hope to raise £1000 to help fund my humanitarian trip to Kenya. It will enable me to travel to some of the most remote locations in the country and reach communities that rarely receive any healthcare or education.
The charity I work for is called the Divinity Foundation, and through their expeditions, we provide free healthcare, education, food and clothing for impoverished women and children. www.divinityfoundation.com
We work in many different areas, but in particular we focus on the Maasai girls as they are still subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). We provide education within the Maasai communities, a rescue home for those fleeing FGM, and free healthcare for those suffering the aftermath.
It is tough and often heart-breaking work, but through the charity's amazing work we have managed to educate the cutters about the dangers of their work, provide a rescue home for girls at risk, provide alternative rites of passage and empower the tribal chiefs to make changes in their community.
I am so grateful for any support you feel able to give, be that a fiver or a pack of toothbrushes i can take out with me. Your help goes directly into the hands that need it the most.
Thank you so much :-)
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Nov 10, 2017
Wonderful healing work. So good to be able to share our good fortune in having you in Stockbridge, with others whose needs are not so easily met. Enjoy the trip.
Oct 28, 2017
Phew! Nearly missed the boat!... Have a great trip, looking forward to hearing about your work on FB / IG!
Oct 27, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Hi Emma- had an unexpected patient late yesterday so I'm sure you can put my bit to good use-good luck!
Oct 25, 2017
What you are doing is so inspiring, I hope this trip goes well. x
Oct 24, 2017
A little bit to help you towards your target...amazing work that you do!
Oct 24, 2017
Wishing you all the very best with your next trip Emma. With love from all at Painless Practice
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