RISAGA in Kisii means "bringing people together".
The Global Connections Foundation is raising funds to support the construction of a center dedicated to entrepreneurial and educational training. This center aims to offer business training and microloans to motivated individuals, empowering them to generate sustainable income for their families, reducing the dependency on continuous external assistance, and bringing hope and dignity to eager, hardworking villagers. A hand up, not a hand out!
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." - ancient proverb
The training center will also have a computer resource center, meeting hall, cafeteria and upstairs lodging areas for groups up to 12.
See more architectural renderings on our RCC page.
UPDATE: GROUND BREAKING WILL BEGIN SPRING 2024
WHAT ELSE HAVE WE BEEN UP TO.....?!
SHEN's CYBER CAFE - Computer Services.
We were able to help Sharon & Enock open a Cyber Cafe in the village Feb 2023!
With a $1200 microloan with low interest rate, this couple was able to open a computer services shop to meet the need of hamake copies, get ID's and purchase some basic office supplies.
Boda Boda - Motorcycle Taxi Service
With an $1100 microloan, in April 2023 Duke & Veronicah were able to purchase a motorcycle and manage a taxi service with it. They are able to supplement their income, and when the loan is repaid, they will be self-sufficient and own their own transportation!
Coming Soon! We are revamping a previous program the village had piloted several years ago. Once we raise funds for a microloan to purchase sewing machines, supplies and fabrics, we can expand the program and many more villagers can be trained and employed in this high demand employment field.
Your donations have helped us to hire locals to sew uniforms, perform eye exams, and attend training seminars!
>distribution of sanitary pads
>pilot program of 40 women for reusable and sustainable Period Panties and Organic Sanitary Pads.
Read the News Release HERE!
>school uniforms, shoes & socks
>eye exams and glasses
Special Needs/Autism Unit
>uniforms & shoes
>Community Football Club (Soccer), employing 3 coaches and occupying 30 young men in a highly ranking football team that plays year round.
If you would like to choose a specific program to support, you may do so in the drop down menu after clicking on the Donate button.
General/Sewing Club/Football Club/Scholarships/Building/Autism Support/Other Programs.
WE'VE ALSO TRAVELED TO KENYA ON
(see more pics on our Trips page)
JULY 3 - JULY 12th, 2024 - $6200 (10 DAYS)
(international airfare included)
VACATION WITH A PURPOSE! Lodge in beautiful, comfortable, resorts all along the way. Includes amazing Safari's in both Lake Nakuru National Park and Maasai Mara, educational & environmental tours, and a village experience where you will tour the local schools and interact with the enthusiastic children and teachers while participating in a meaningful Purpose Project to leave the village of Nyanchonori better than when we found it.
Immerse yourself in stunning scenery, iconic wildlife, exceptional culture and lifelong connections with the villagers, on a 2024 Purpose Trip!
SEE BROCHURE DETAILS HERE:
JULY 19 - JULY 31ST, 2024 - $11,000 (13 DAYS)
(international airfare included)
6 INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS
Join Dr. David Angwenyi and Romy Toussaint on an immersive tour of Kenya, for the perfect blend of wellness, culture and adventure.
SEE BROCHURE FOR MORE DETAILS HERE:
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Who doesn't like to have FUN while raising money?!
Thanks everyone who participated in our
Top Golf Event and Camp Concepts Family Fun Night!
Checks can be made out to Global Connections Foundation and mailed to our office address:
3495 US Highway 1, Suite 34
Princeton, NJ 08540