Thank you for visiting my JustGiving page!
On October 1st, I will embark on an epic expedition across Northern Kenya to raise funds and awareness in support of Conservation International's remarkable initiatives in Kenya. I will be joining a group of 17 self-funded women from around the world and we will trek 100 KM across the remote ‘Matthews Range’ mountains - a challenging trail of no small feat!
The team is coming together under the banner of ‘HER Planet Earth’, a non-profit organization dedicated to gender equality and environmental conservation. We are partnering with Conservation International, a charity that works to protect nature for the benefit of humanity and our planet’s future.
Conservation International has several initiatives in Kenya and the funds we raise will go to support projects specifically focusing on both gender equality and conservation. Some of these include:
The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, the first female owned and operated elephant sanctuary in Kenya. The sanctuary also has established a mobile anti-poaching team.
Lewa Wildlife conservancy, another female led conservatory, which has become an exemplar success for preserving Rhinos the region.
I believe that by empowering local communities, in particular women, we can implement peace & security programs and develop sustainable organizations linked to conservation.
Funds raised by this page will go towards scholarships provided by the conservancies, where girls and women can access education and then support their families while contributing to Kenya's preservation.
Below are some examples of what your donation can support:
·A female ranger's salary for a month - $241
·A female elephant keeper's salary for a month - $230
·A girl's school bursary for a month - $83
·The costs associated with taking care of an orphaned elephant for a month- $1667
·Equipping solar panels for an outpost - $10,000
·Establishment of a new community conservancy - $250,000
Because each participant in the expedition (from Her Planet Earth) is 100% self-funded, every dollar donated in support of our mission counts towards empowering local women who will work towards preserving northern Kenya's beautiful land and species.
Thank you for your support!