2019 with the Kesho Fund!

Hi <<First Name>>,

2019 was our second year together, and thanks to you, it's been our best yet! Thank you so much for being a part of our community. Below are some highlights of what we accomplished together in 2019.
Photo: Outreach Coordinator Oliver Kimathi snaps a selfie with friends :)
Your Impact, by the Numbers

Our projects grew this year! Here's a quick overview of our stats in 2019:

Girls Empowerment Clubs Supported: 3

  • Impact:  ~645 students

Reusable Sanitary Pads Distributed: 3,160 

  • Impact: 316 students for 1-2 years each

Books to Schools: 663

  • Impact: ~3,000 students

Breakfasts Served: 3,700

  • Impact: 50 students
Free Printable Comic Books Produced: 2
  • Topics: bullying, feminism
  • Impact: ~300 students so far, but they're just getting started! :)
Construction Progress: Boys Bathroom Over Half Finished
  • We still having plumbing and painting to do on our new Ibungilo Secondary School boys' bathroom, but our End of the Year Fundraising Drive brought in enough support to do it. Hooray! Look for more updates in the next few months.
TOTAL IMPACT: over 4,000 students supported by new work this year!
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Fundraising Events
This was a big fundraising year for us! We raised a total of $17,603 for all projects, a 38% increase over our fundraising in 2018. This allowed significant growth across all projects and positioned us well for increased spending in infrastructure projects (our most expensive but most impactful) in 2020.

Special thanks go to our friends at Indigo Fire Pottery Studio and Carol Whalen Art Studio, two wonderful businesses who supported us immensely this year.

Our favorite fundraising event in 2019 was our "We Should All be Feminists" viewing parties, at which over 100 community members in 5 cities across the USA and Tanzania came together to celebrate International Women's Day.

Each group watched the amazing TED Talk "We Should All be Feminists" together, talked about its relevance to their own personal lives and experiences, and raised money to help produce The Kesho Fund's new comic book of that TED Talk for free printing and photocopying at schools and clubs in Tanzania.

These events had a wonderful sense of community and reminded us how much people in different places can have in common and what we can achieve when we work together. The comic incorporated art from 20 artists in 10 countries around the globe and will soon be distributed to schools throughout Tanzania with the help of our friends in national English teaching networks there.
Photo: supporters at our viewing parties for International Women's Day, 2019

Thanks for a Great Year!

We couldn't do it with out all of your help. As we look toward an even more impactful 2021, we are continually reminded of how fortunate we are to be able to continue to learn, grow, and work to better our communities together, all thanks to the help of our supporters like you. 

To stay up to date on your impact in 2020, make sure to follow us on Facebook and/or our new Instagram feed.
Tunashukuru sana (we are deeply grateful),
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