RISAGA in Kisii means "bringing people together". This community center will be used to educate, train and empower villagers to become self-sustaining.
Global Connections Foundation is raising funds to build an entrepreneurial and educational training and resource center that will allow families to make an income so that perpetual outside aid is not needed. Delivering dignity and hope 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
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 having a local place to access the internet, make 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.
WE'VE ALSO TRAVELED TO KENYA ON
(see more pics on our Trips page)
GET ON THE LIST FOR OUR SUMMER PURPOSE TRIP 2024!
JULY 3 - JULY 12th, 2024 - Approx $5,500 - $6200 (TBD)
(international airfare included)
VACATION WITH A PURPOSE! Lodging is 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!
GET ON THE LIST FOR A LUXURY KENYA EXPERIENCE TRIP 2024!
JULY 19 - JULY 31ST, 2024 - Approx $8000- $10,000 TBD
(international airfare included)
234 PEOPLE - 6 INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS - 13 DAYS
More Info Coming Soon!!
Sign up for more details at https://lnkd.in/eVazxvpC
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