A year ago, a group of teenagers approached Vitendo for Africa to restart a mission trip to Kenya. We all have immigrated from Kenya to St. Louis and are remarkably passionate and eager to go back to our home country to help. This year the mission trip is focused on children who are homeless or in underfunded orphanages and hospitals. So far we have raised approximately 6,000 but we are yet to reach our goal of the 14,000 needed for the mission trip. We would like your continued support so that we can expand our mission to make a larger impact on these communities. This mission project will involve donation of school supplies, sanitary pads, shoes and building of a classroom in one of the remote places that were affected by elections violence in 2007.
Ultimately, our goal is to leave an impact on each place that we volunteer at. We have a very short time left till we travel, so any support will be greatly appreciated. We would encourage you to spread the word to others so that we can also enlist their support by sharing this message.
So far: For the first phase of the mission trip, we donated to two orphanages in Kenya: Wambui Children's Homes and Cura Rotary Homes. We have also attained 25 wheelchairs, 10 hospital beds, 4 boxes of clothes, 10 crutches and walkers, and 3 sewing machines. It will cost $3,500 to ship these items.
Vitendo for Africa is a non-profit organization that works with Immigrates and refugees in St. Louis. The Kenya mission project is part of our youth mentorship program where we teach immigrants youth to be agents of change not only in St Louis community but also in their countries. When they become adults, they will contribute to bring global change.