Weʼre raising £4,000 to help Kim4love continue his good work for the community of Diani, Kenya.
- 18 days to go
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Kim4love needs your help now.
Over the last 12 years, Kim's dream of building a community led arts, dance, music and performance centre at the heart of Diani Beach, Kenya has been slowly growing. He also supports 3 local orphan homes.
Looking back at the all the photos and videos on https://www.facebook.com/kim4love/ you can see how one man's dreams have supported both the local community and homeless children through his energy, music and many events run at the beach bar that provides the income for all these causes.
Right now he needs a cash injection to take it to the next stage by providing a safe and comfortable beach bar with new furniture, wifi, a new music system and refurbishment of the kitchens and grounds along with purchasing new equipment and instruments to support his cause.
You can see here what has already been achieved for the local community and the youth of Diani.
But right now things are very different.
2017 and the first few months of 2018 have been very difficult, mainly due to a slow return to tourism in Kenya after several years of difficulties, together with both the national elections dragging on and a full blown rainy season currently in full force. Custom at the bar has been slow in recent months and now extra funds are needed urgently to get through the next few months and to prepare for the high season when it starts again in August. If funds are not forthcoming, there is a very real chance that this prestigious and beautiful location will be lost as the centre piece of all Kim's worthy causes.
We all have dreams but Kim, as a musician and humanitarian, throughout his life has been completely focused on getting the arts, not only being recognised as a career but also in getting them fully inter-grated into the national curriculum for Kenya's youth. Dance for example is not currently taught in schools or deemed worthy as a profession.
His dream is currently in jeopardy and right now needs your help for it to continue to grow.
So I am appealing to all that have been there and felt the soul of this place and to those that have enjoyed its hospitality, along with all that have a love of the arts and projects for children to reach into their pockets and help to protect and grow the future of this location.
There are many things changing in Kenya right now for the good. I was there last week and saw it with my own eyes. Many will benefit the beach bar in terms of bringing future custom that will be converted into funds to support the 3 orphan homes and to grow this wonderful concept. A new road from Mombasa to Ukunda and beyond, which will allow fast access to Diani is currently being built. This means that residents of Mombasa will have an easy journey to go to Diani for lunch at the weekend, which will mean more income soon. But help is needed now.
There are many plans for the future which include building an arts an crafts centre on this site, worthy of being visited by tourists and Kenyan schools as a place of learning. Expansion into the buildings behind and eventually a fully functioning holiday destination for lovers of music, dance and the performing arts. Current plans are to purchase a wide range of musical instruments to start a place where children can come to learn to play real instruments both after school and at the weekend. But to get there we need your help now.
Please be part of this important project and help protect what has already been achieved before it is all lost and be part of Kim4love's future as a destination of love, soul, well being and humanity for all that visit it.
Every pound or dollar you can donate will make a big difference and we hope that one day you will visit Kim4Love in person and experience the sheer beauty of this place. Your presence will be more than welcome there.
Life in Kenya is hard enough as it is and this place, which we hope will soon be a village of culture and art in its own right, will get there faster with your help.
Please donate now and contribute to building a future for so many talented children that live in the local community.
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