My Campaign to Raise funds to develop Water and Sanitation for the village of Tercha through a General Fund Raising.
In 2004 and 2008, our family brought the most amazing daughters from around the world home and created a forever family. Astrid, from China, is now 7, and Akeyla, from Ethiopia, is now 3. We are dedicated to giving back as much as we can to their amazing home countries. To that end, me, Cindy, a novice runner, is RUNNING FOR HOPE in my first ever 5K run/walk , taking place in Asheville, North Carolina on March 26th. To view a map of the route click here; http://www.ashevillegastro.com/about-aga/events/1-about-aga/137-2010-walk-run.html#Map
Why so soon? Why not train a bit more? Well – we are about $500 out from fully funding our second CLEAN WATER POINT in Tercha, Ethiopia, near Akeyla’s birthplace, and if we get the money in by the end of March, the funds will be on the ground doing their good work before this year’s rainy season sets in. Watch the amazing video below to see the current status of the water in Tercha, and see how your donations can make a difference.
I’m looking for small dollar amounts and lots of participation – if 50 people give just $10 each, I’ll reach my goal! Don’t worry – the unusual sight of me running will be well documented in photos and video and shared out on my Facebook page!
A Glimmer of Hope helps lifts women and children out of extreme poverty in rural Ethiopia. Using an entrepreneurial model it provides clean water, schools, health clinics and micro-finance loans, one village at a time. 100% of all donations go directly to funding these projects. Glimmer’s endowment covers all its operating expenses and even replaces credit card transaction fees. Every dollar donated through Glimmer reaches the people in need. Over the last 10 years, Glimmer has completed more than 5000 projects and improved 2.4 million lives.