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Mary Mandefield

Mary's volunteering in Kenya for 3 months with VSO ICS

I am volunteering in Nanyuki, Kenya for 3 months for Voluntary Service Overseas because I want to make a difference to those in need

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  • Event: VSO ICS**, 31 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

Voluntary Service Overseas

We send volunteers overseas to fight poverty

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I'm running a FULL MARATHON! Sponsor me to run 26.2 miles for the Isle of Man Marathon on August 9th, my 21st birthday! Read all about the cause below --->

On 23rd September 2015 I’ll be travelling to Nanyuki in central Kenya to complete 3 months of volunteering with VSO ICS. 

I’ll be working on a programme called Secure Livelihoods; their main objective is to strengthen the ability of disadvantaged people to access sufficient food and income, and to have more control over how and when they access these essential lifelines. I’ll find out more about my exact roles and responsibilities very soon.

I’ve never been to Kenya before and don’t have many preconceptions as I don’t (knowingly) have any friends from there so it will all be brand new to me. The town of Nanyuki seems to be a market town with a lot of speeding motorbikes, hustle and a close community.

In order to go on the volunteer placement I will have to raise £800 in the upcoming weeks/months. This is definitely going to be the toughest challenge pre-departure as I almost feel emotionally prepared for ‘African life’ already and things like vaccinations and packing lightly aren’t really an issue for me. I have some fun ideas for fundraising and hope to do a variety of events and challenges to raise the money.

I hope you'll be generous enough to donate a small or large amount to this exciting cause; I really do believe in the effectiveness of long term volunteering overseas and my time in Namibia and Cape Town can only contribute to the work I'll be doing in Kenya. 

Keep up to date with information of my fundraising on my blog - www.marysprojectyear.wordpress.com or my Facebook page Mary's Project Year :)

Thank you for taking the time to read my page and I greatly appreciate ANY donation! 

Mary x

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