Nomad Charities: Helping Children in Kibwezi, Kenya

Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  7/24/2007

The Deschutes Public Library is pleased to announce a presentation by non-profit organization Nomad Charities. Janette and Jennifer Hofmann, co-founders, will discuss current projects in Kenya and show a short film on Wednesday, August 8th, at 6:00 pm in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library

Bend-based Nomad Charities was founded in 2002 and seeks to improve the lives of adults and children who have been devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. An estimated one million AIDS orphans currently live in Kenya. To help chidren who have been orphaned because of AIDS, Nomad is currently constructing a 36-bed orphanage in Kibwezi, Kenya.

Besides helping to provide food, care, and education of orphaned and underprivileged children in Kibwezi, Nomad also works with the community to provide clean water, establish basic healthcare, promote sustainable farming, and help women have an equal position in the community. Nomad designs these projects to maintain and work with the local culture and traditions.

The Hofmann sisters will also be discussing an upcoming charity climb, "Climb for a Cause" up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the orphanage in Kibwezi.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information about this and other programs, please call 312-1034.

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