Thank you for all the amazing, creative Happy Birthday messages! Keep them coming!!
The coronavirus lockdown is having a devastating impact on the poorest people in Kenya. Working with Macheo, Kipawa is providing direct cash payments to the most vulnerable to help them through this crisis.
“When asked what they thought was the “most helpful” response to the virus crisis, more than half said that they would rather be given cash handouts as opposed to food, which was rated as most helpful by 39 per cent of the respondents.”
Please support our Emergency Appeal if you can. www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/kipawa10thbirthdayemergencyappeal
The coronavirus lockdown, combined with the worst locust invasion in 70 years is having a devastating effect on the most vulnerable people in Kenya.
Please help them if you can -
There’s still time to join in our 10 Challenge to raise vital funds to support children and families in Kenya through the coronavirus emergency.
To take part:
Choose a 10 challenge - the more creative the better!
Send us a photo/video
Donate £10 - text KIPAWATEN to 70085 or go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/kipawa10thbirthdayemergencyappeal
Share with your friends!
In Kenya, communities are locked down and schools are closed. Social distancing is impossible for people living in overcrowded conditions and hand washing is a challenge where there is no running water. Kenya is also facing a devastating locust invasion at the moment and having to cope with the impact this is having on food availability and cost.
So, we’re working to make sure that the children and families we support are looked after during the crisis by providing direct cash transfers: giving money directly to families in crisis so that they can afford essentials like food and rent. In the communities we support, we have at least 250 families identified as needing this support, requiring us to raise an additional £2000 a month until the crisis is over. A donation of £2 will support a family for a week. Just £25 will support a family through 3 months of this emergency.
You can donate here:
Thank you for your support.
Could you take on a 10 Challenge for Kipawa's 10th Birthday?
Hop round the garden 10 times?
Run 10k? Or run 1k 10 times?
Read 10 new books?
Learn to count from 1-10 in a new language (or 10 new languages)?
Get 10 friends together on Zoom for a workout or a wine tasting?
The more creative your idea, the better!
Post a photo or a video, share with your friends and donate £10 by texting KIPAWATEN to 70085.
Next week, Kipawa will be 10 years old! Since we can't party with you all in person, we'd love to celebrate our lockdown birthday with you remotely!
Please send us your photos and videos to wish us Happy Birthday! We'd love to hear you singing Happy Birthday To Kipawa or to see photos of the birthday cake you've baked us or the birthday picture or banner you have painted. You could even have a 10th birthday party for us and send us the video evidence! Email your photos and videos and messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY TO US!!!
After the great success of our first online quiz night, we are planning a Family Quiz Night on Friday 8th May at 6pm, on Zoom!
One entry per household - everyone in your household can take part. Suitable for all ages.
Please email email@example.com to book your place and receive joining instructions!
At our AGM today we announced our plans to begin work in a third Ruiru school, Mutundu Primary School. Clearly how and when that happens is up in the air now while the schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but we are excited to be able to make a positive difference for more children and families soon.
Many thanks to Will Hammond for producing this introductory video to explain just why your help is so important in Mutundu.
Many thanks to all the supporters who joined us for our AGM this afternoon. While we love seeing you in the flesh, the online meeting allowed more supporters to join us from different parts of the country.
We were delighted to be joined by Marnix and Will from Kenya but it was worrying to hear how the Coronavirus pandemic and the imminent threat of a locust invasion are likely to cause serious economic hardship in Kenya and across the continent of Africa. 2020 looks very difficult for the vulnerable people we support and we are enormously grateful to all our supporters for helping us to help them.
You can read all about the highlights of 2019 and our plans for 2020 in our most recent Annual Report here: http://www.kipawa.org.uk/important-info.html