April in Africa, 2016

We arrived safe & sound, but of course weary from our long journey to Nairobi from Chicago.  But our suitcases are packed with donated meds (THANKS, McGleams!), shoes for children (THANKS, Katie Kralik!), brown dolls (THANKS Deltas & others, especially Kaye Lewellyn & SISTERS in Glendale AZ!), and much appreciated First Communion dresses (THANKS Mary Walsh & others!).

I'll post photos of our work, but it might be easier to see them on our Facebook page:  Project Harambee, NFP (we're the one with our logo of the African mother & baby).

Alternative Gift Cards

Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day...birthdays...weddings...it's always a good time to send a gift card to that special person who already has everything. 

You can donate, in their name, for a family in Africa to receive goats, pigs, chickens, solar lanterns, etc.  A very special gift can be made to the "Grow-a-Doc" program, which supports qualified students from under-priviledged communities in their medical training to help build the badly needed capacity for health care in their communities.

"SISTERS, SISTERS, there were never such devoted SISTERS!" *

The S.I.S.T.E.R.S. of St. Thomas More church in Glendale Arizona have done it again!  At their annual fashion show and luncheon at Arrowhead Country Club on September 16 they listened to an Africa update by Kathleen Harrison and responded generously by donating for jewelry and craft items and alternative gift cards.  HARAMBEE received more that $1,300...money that will go to fund our Grow A Doc program.  We're now supporting NINE Kenyan students, at a cost of $4,500 per year each.

Who we are:

HARAMBEE (“all pull together” in Swahili) is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization helping those in sub-Saharan Africa affected by HIV.

We do this in a variety of ways:

1. Education here and in Africa to raise awareness.  Click here to see a map showing geographic  proportions of HIV-related deaths worldwide;  you'll see why I am so impassioned about this work.